I worked on this amazing image this past month and loved every second. Restoring old images and giving them new life is truly such a fun part of my job. This particular image was really interesting. It was printed on fiber paper originally, then mounted on a type of linen fabric. I really think the linen fabric helped it stay together this long, since we believe it is over 100 years old. I have all my images 11×14 and larger mounted on a mat board, but had never seen anything mounted on linen before. It took a while to get all the details restored as best as possible, since a lot of information with the background had faded. The hardest part was definitely recreating the shoes and repairing the tears and folds.
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