This wonderful old photograph had extensive water damage, numerous small scratches, many large scratches and several large finger print marks. Worst of all was the horrible “clogging” of the shadows.
After cropping and converting the scan to black & white to minimise the water damage, extensive repair was effected by hand. Missing detail was rebuilt, clogged shadows retoned and contrast selectively adjusted. The image was sharpened and sepia toned. Finally, text from the original card mount was restored.