WW1 a glimpse into the past

WW1 a glimpse into the past . WW1 was a war with many battles over many countries. There are thousands of individual stories to be told. These are just a few images from one man’s story. . Mr Driver served in many campaigns during WW1 and climbed through the Military ranks, we know which...

Old Photographic Glass Plates

Old Photographic Glass Plates From time to time I get some interesting photos to restore. Wednesday I took delivery of some old photographic glass plates. They came in these lovely boxes. Two sizes of plates 5x4 inches and 7x5 inches. Both Kodak and Ilford plates, the Kodak selling point was...

Improving restoration techniques

Improving restoration techniques There are many styles of photo restoration and not all of them lend themselves to the best results. Photo restoration is one of those very difficult techniques to get right. Colouring photos is a very tricky skill to master, its best avoid those colours that show...

Photo Restoration from large negatives

Photo Restoration from large negatives My previous post was a quick image of a Paterson contact printer made of Bakelite used for printing large negatives, which leads me nicely to this post. I restored two very large negatives recently. They were a non-standard size of 6.5 inches by 4.5 inches image below...

Balliol Invicta Football Club 1910-1911

Balliol Invicta Football Club 1910-1911

Photo restored of Balliol Invicta Football Club 1910-1911 Division one Winners for Southwark and District. Amazing how these photos stand the testament of time and how we can compare the football kits from generation to generation, we can see here how they compare to Clapton Football Club.

Daguerreotype restoration

Daguerreotype restoration In order to make a daguerreotype, iodine fumes are used to react with a silver-coated copper plate to form light-sensitive silver iodide. The plate is then exposed to light using a box and lens or camera and the image developed using mercury fumes, before being fixed...

Battle of Ypres war hero William Ford

Battle of Ypres war hero William Ford The Story of a brave soldier in the second battle of Ypres 1915, William Ford, joined the Northamptonshire Regiment in 1915 and went to war.. It was the battle of Ypres 1915. The trenches and dugouts stretched as far as the eye can see, like a maze of organized...

Photo restoration the early years

Photo restoration the early years Photo restoration or old enhancing methods Back in the days of early photography when shutter speeds were slow and lens quality was being improved all the time, photographers strove to get the best results possible, even if it meant applying a few photo enhancing...

A TinType Story

A TinType Story A small 2″x2″ square dark tintype photograph hidden away in an old photo album, upon restoration by Image-Restore, leads to a tale of siblings lost and lifelong friendships sorely tried by unforeseen consequences. It shows William Joseph Powell, (the...
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