Typical damage right across the whole panorama.
The above is a small section from the far right-hand side of the panorama showing just how detailed it is!
More often photos of regiments, war photos, pupils in the entire school were photographed in this manner. Normally this type of photo is stored rolled up and in the loft. Moisture in the air and the constant heat and cold will have made the paper brittle, so when it is unrolled it may crack. Be careful it may break up. Should you decide to get it restored then it will have to be unrolled to be scanned. If you are posting it please put the rolled photo into a piece of large diameter tube, a carpet roll is best, or roll loosely and put in a cardboard box, padded out with tissue paper. A reunion of old army fellows or royal navy chums often calls for the photos to be pulled out from storage but be prepared for some damage to be evident but do not fear as they can be restored. If there are many faces in the image, perhaps as many as 500 or more and the damage runs through the faces then the image can take some time and money to restore. If complete faces are missing and fully restored photo is required then the only way to fill in the gaps is with another face.
- Yes Panorama images can be restored
- Post them rolled up in a carpet tube
- They will cost much more than a normal 10×8 to restore
- They will be re reprinted on archive quality paper with archive inks up to 60 inches wide
I hope this helps, thanks for reading