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RESTORATION OF A PORTRAIT MADE WITH CAMERA OBSCURA

Restoration of pre Civil War portrait
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A wonderful example of pre Civil War portrait was created with help of camera obscura where the image is first traced on a piece of paper laid over the ground glass of the camera. This technique was very popular at the time when photographic process was still extremely difficult and very expensive.

During restoration the portrait was scanned at high resolution and retouched to remove all the signs of tears and stains. Fully restored and printed on high quality archival photo paper this portrait became a great addition to the collection photographs and images of family history spanning for over 150 years.