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RESTORATION OF THE CIVIL WAR MILITARY DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE

Since it was first presented to the veteran, this Civil War anniversary military discharge certificate listing all the engagements, regiments and commanding officers under which the person served, suffered tremendous amount of damage. It contained missing parts, damage from soot, creases, tears and chemical stains from an attempt to piece the document together with masking and clear adhesive tapes. It was clear that digital restoration of document was the only option to save this challenging piece of historical significance.

Civil War anniversary military discharge certificate
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The document was photographed using a large format camera equipped with high resolution digital scan back and a super sharp German made Schneider flat field lens. The most intricate details were scanned using our ultra high resolution flatbed scanner. Careful retouching removed all signs of damage to the document and missing parts were replicated and filled in. The final image was printed on archival matte paper to duplicate the size, appearance and the feeling of the undamaged original document.