ABOUT

For over a decade Sebastian Wintermute has been providing those interested in preservation of visual history and ancestral legacy an opportunity to restore photographs, images and documents that otherwise would literally fade away with years. Through his hands went thousands of old pictures and faded pages, from camera obscura portraits of American settlers to NASA documentation of Apollo Moon missions; from Revolutionary War veteran's land grant signed by the Founding Fathers to snapshots of GIs crossing the Rhine during the final months of WWII.

Photo restoration services

Quality photo restoration done by an experienced professional returns photographs that are about to vanish forever back to near pristine condition, to be appreciated as originally intended and to be safely shared with family and loved ones.

Restoration of old photographs, particularly those of the loved ones who are no longer with us, can be a very personal and moving experience for many people. Sebastian appreciates that, carefully listening and following any suggestions and wishes expressed by clients and striving to fulfill all of their expectations and instructions.

Photo scanning and photo archiving

Sebastian Wintermute offers high quality photo scanning and archiving providing scans of unprecedented quality and retention of details, with the highest degree of attention given to preservation and safety of the original prints and transparencies.

Photo retouching and photo coloring

Some situations require photo retouching services beyond the realm of photo restoration. Because of the challenge and fun, Sebastian rarely turns away such requests, be it coloring of an old black and white picture or turning a digital snapshot into an antique photograph.

New York Photo Restoration Service

Serving Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, New Jersey, Long Island and all other States and Territories.

195 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

Located on culturally vibrant, historical Lower East Side of New York City Sebastian Wintermute Studio provides high quality photo retouching, photo archiving and photo scanning services for private clients, archives, publishing, documentary films, genealogy research and all those interested in preservation of visual history and ancestral legacy. Being within walking distance from a number of subway stations makes it easily accessible from Brooklyn and Queens as well as Midtown, Upper East and Upper West Side. Those living on the Lower Manhattan, the Wall Street and Battery Park areas, East Village, Soho, Nolita and Chinatown, don't have to walk far to reach the location of the studio. Many clients combine a visit to the studio with a shopping trip to many of designer boutiques on Stanton and Clinton Streets, brunch or dinner at local restaurants or drinks at the Lower East Side hot spots frequented by celebrities. You can arrange an appointment by contacting the studio by phone or e-mail.

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Reviews and Testimonials

Sebastian is a wizard. He can turn back the hands of time when he restores photographs.

Natalie Merchant
Sebastian Wintermute works modern tech-magic on vintage documents and photographs.
Thom Filicia - "American Beauty"
Sebastian did an excellent job preserving and restoring my family photos and documents. He was meticulous, attentive, and most important, trustworthy -- after all, I left irreplaceable family items in his care and he treated them as his own. I strongly and without reservation recommend that you see Sebastian if you need preservation/restoration services; simply put, he's the best!
Lucas
Dear Mr. Wintermute,
The photographs are beautiful! You have done an amazing job. You have managed to bring out the best in them - giving them a consistent look, in terms of brightness and contrast, while at the same time maintaining the individuality and unique nature of each one. Perfect!
Josh Howard
Producer, Director
"The Lavender Scare"
Super fast, professional, and a joy to work with. Sebastian helped us with a key photo for our documentary. He worked during the holidays to meet our deadline, and he did an excellent job salvaging a damaged photo.
Chad Cracia
Producer
"The Russian Woodpecker"
Loved the work that Sebastian did on a 1778 newspaper I had. Great restoration and great scans; I recommend him highly!
Ryan
Sebastian,
I would just like to let you know how truly impressed I am with the outcome of the restoration services you provided. When I submitted my Civil War Discharge document I was nervous as this is a family treasure, thus very important to my family. Not only is the original restored and preserved magnificently, but the replication of this document is truly amazing. It mirrors and captures the look and feel of the original work. Without fail, it exceeded my expectations.

Furthermore, you frequent updates and research of this document during the period you preformed the restoration process was far more than outstanding. It allowed me to relax while my family relic was in your trust and care.

The work is simply beautiful and I know that it will be admired by friends and family for years to come. You have a customer for life!
Thanks,

Mike
Sebastian restored an old family portrait (1918) that had become faded and actually broken into pieces. This picture was in a fragile state and so I was concerned about turning it over to anyone. I was very impressed not only with Sebastian's artistic capabilities in performing a flawless restoration, but also with the care and concern he showed both about the photo itself as well as my satisfaction with the final result. The picture came out perfect, better than I could have imagined; so much so that whenever someone in the family sees it they usually want a copy, and so I have been running back to Sebastian to have him frame additional copies for me. I highly recommend Sebastian and am thankful that I chose him for this project.
Scott
What can I say? Sebastian is a miracle worker! His restoration of some very damaged photos, pre WWII, is nothing short of remarkable. His meticulous work has helped bring back to life my relatives who perished in the Holocaust. His work will be featured in the CD booklet for my humble project to remember my Uncle Norbert.
Roger Peltzman
Three Sons Learn How Their Mother Evaded Nazis - NYTimes.com
During the production of our latest documentary we came across a cache of old negatives that were integral to our film. Some of the negs were 35mm, others were antique glass plate originals; some were black and white, some were color... unfortunately all were heavily scratched and in sorry shape after years of ill care.

Thankfully, Mr. Wintermute beautifully restored these priceless images to broadcast-quality and infinitely enriched our final piece.

Jesse Landberg
Producer
Homespun Films
Hi Sebastian,
I am the recipient of one of your works of art. For Christmas, my fiancée gave me a restored poster of my Dad, the poster was probably 40 years old. It was tattered, torn and generally in bad shape. It was a goofy poster of him at the grand opening of his then Enco station in Bishop, Texas. Anyway, the poster meant the world to me, especially since he passed unexpectedly in 2001. When I saw the restored poster yesterday, tears streamed down my face from the emotion of what my fiancée had done as well as the unbelievable job you did recreating that poster to look brand new. It took me back 40 years! I don't know how you do it, but it's impressive. I will recommend you to anyone. What a wonderful way in which to honor and remember our loved ones! Thank you for making my Christmas present extra special. I will remember you as I come across other photos. Thanks again and Happy New Year!
Sincerely,
Melody
What a wonderful job you done on the restoration of the 110 year old certificate we recently located in our family archives. The certificate was signed by future US President Theodore Roosevelt when he was Commissioner of the New York City Police Department. The purpose of the certificate was to appoint our ancestor as member of the Department.

In 1897, our ancestor was a recent immigrant to the United States. The certificate was torn, faded, darkened and carried just about every impediment to legibility which one could imagine. However, you proceeded diligently and with care to rejuvenate this 1897 document into nearly good as new condition. It was a pleasure to work with you.
Very truly yours,

David
Just a quick note of thanks and appreciation to let you know my document arrived back to me safely and soundly.

I am extremely pleased with the result, and I wanted to acknowledge my complete satisfaction with your service and the end product.

I've recommended your services to other friends in the space collecting hobby.
All the best,
Richard

I just felt compelled to write to you and let you know what a great experience working with you and your company was.

I have a Navy Commission letter signed by President Lincoln. It is on velum which from what I understand is a difficult thing to work with. Needless to say it had seen its better days. I purchased it in a broken frame and glass with a ton of wrinkles in it.

I contacted several different companies, sent photos and my explanation of what I wished done. No one would touch it.
I came to you and you were more than willing to work with me. I can't say enough of how pleased I am with your performance in this.

It's not easy to trust someone you've never met with thousands of dollars worth of documents however you put me at ease and the final product was excellent.
Thanks again.
Sincerely,

Last year Sebastian was extremely helpful with organizing and digitizing our family archive of thousands photographs, letters and documents going back for over hundred fifty years. This holidays my husband and I wanted to do something special for our father and asked Sebastian to use one of the old photos for the holiday card. Sebastian took care of everything. He made a perfect choice of selecting one of my favorite childhood photos of my father riding atop of a fire truck pedal car. He helped us to select the design, retouched the photograph, and using Shutterfly service had the cards printed and delivered right on time. I highly recommend Sebastian for any archiving, family history or photo restoration project you may have.

Brenda M

I needed a lot of old photographs from water damaged family albums scanned and retouched. Found Sebastian on Yelp and couldn't be more happy with the result of his work. During the meeting at his studio Sebastian took time to explain to me the available options and describe how the process works. He even offered to scan and restore one of the pictures at no charge to show what the end result will be. The restored photo that he emailed looked even better than I expected. Needless to say I was sold. Sebastian worked expediently to restore the rest 200+ pictures and kept me informed on the progress with frequent e-mail updates showing the retouched photographs. The final digital pictures and the few prints I ordered far exceeded my expectations. Look forward to working with Sebastian to have more photographs restored and highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for such talent.

Teo W

Sebastian did a great job restoring a photograph of my parents wedding. The picture was a tiny 4x2 and I thought it was hopeless but Sebastian was able to retouch all the damages and enlarge it to 8x10. He also emailed me a digital version in case I wanted to share in on Facebook or have more copies printed for the family. He's a real expert, wonderful to work with and the price for his services was very reasonable.

Elisabeth L

I was a little disappointed that he was very unwilling to accommodate a time. He insisted he had no openings for days...

Stephanie Laboni

Sebastian did an amazing job restoring a 40 year-old Japanese garden picture with hundreds of small discolored spots. The picture even had peeled areas, but I cannot even tell where they were! He gave me a digital file so I can order a print on 30x20 canvas. The garden was my late father's proud creation (he was a landscaper/gardener) and it meant so much to me to bring it back to life. Thanks to Sebastian, now I can place it where everyone can see and remember how my dad touched other people's lives.

Rie McCoy

I have brought several old, falling apart photos to Sebastian, and he has worked digital magic on them, restoring them to a beautiful, high quality digital and physical prints, making it possible to share the past with people in the present. The price is not cheap, but it's well worth the quality. Sebastian works diligently, sends proofs partway through his work to request your feedback, and always follows up to make sure you are happy with the final product. He is extremely talented at his work, and I would recommend him without hesitation.

Hajera Dehqanzada

Sebastian restored a number of family photographs for me and every time I was very pleased with the work he done. He is very nice, helpful and professional. The restored photographs looked wonderful and he even helped to put them into frames for me. I highly recommend him.

Ella L

Sebastian did an outstanding job restoring my family's treasured photos from the 19th century. He was prompt, professional, and did excellent work. I recommend him without reservation.

Dan T

So impressed by Sebastian's work - truly an artist at what he does. I found him on Yelp and gave him a very old Polaroid that was peeling and colors were faded, needless to say it required a lot a restoration. Sebastian was extremely helpful and friendly. Finished the job quick and sent me updates of the progression of his work which was amazing! It was very clear he put a lot of time and effort into this project, and it showed. I'm very happy with his work and would definitely recommend him!

Jessica B

I was reluctant to trust fragile irreplaceable photos to anyone, but if I didn't they would be lost forever. Sebastian Wintermute not only restored them to their near perfect original state but provided high resolution scans so the fine grain prints could be studied for details and easily shared low resolution for family members to help identify the subjects. The attention to detail in the restoration is remarkable, the cost reasonable for archival preservation. Wintermute also helped with key identifying details, his encyclopedic knowledge of clothing, uniforms, vehicles etc. was invaluable in pinpointing the place and date of my images where no other clues survived.

Roman A

Sebastian is truly gifted , he did an amazing job restoring a lot of very old family pictures. He was a pleasure to deal with professional, responsible and the images came out incredible. I would not hesitate in recommending him and will be sure to use him again.

Michael Chernoff

Mr. Wintermute is nothing short of an artist. Not only that, he is cooperative, helpful and obliging. He has twice restored faded or damaged photographs to a better-than-new condition. I will be happy to do business with him again.

David Klevan

Sebastian was able to restore my grandmothers photograph that all other places refused to work on and he did a great job!!! My grandmother was heartbroken then an old photograph of her oldest friend got wet and stuck to the glass. I must have called a dozen places and not a single of them could help. I was told to scan and email the picture or told right away that they can do nothing. I was about to give up then I called Sebastian. Apparently he had done such work many times before and all I had to do was bring the photograph to his studio. Right before the New Year he emailed me the restored picture and asked to come by to pick up the print. I could not believe that he was able to retouch it so well! He also made it a bit larger to fit into a regular size frame and explained what kind of frame to get so if something happens the picture would not get damaged again. I really recommend Sebastian, he is a real expert and super nice to deal with.

Jenny Lin

I went to Sebastian to have my fathers WWII photograph restored as a present on the Veterans Day. Sebastian he did an amazing job! The ink spots and the creases were retouched so now it is impossible to tell that the photograph was ever damaged. He even printed the copy on thick art paper and put a decorative border around it just like the original photograph had. I will be forever grateful for the work he did.

Roman Carbert

Sebastian did a wonderful job restoring photographs from my parents wedding album for their 30th wedding anniversary. Many of the photographs were very faded and some of them glued to the pages. A couple places that we went to have the photograph scanned could not do it without destroying the album. Sebastian explained how he will do it without damaging the album or the photographs and showed me examples of his previous work. He retouched the photographs to make them look bright and colorful again and even we did not ask him to, he provided us with a dvd of all the photographs. It was a very nice thing of him to do and thanks to Sebastian in addition to presenting our parents with the restored photographs we were also able to put on a slide show during the celebration. We will be bringing in more pictures for him to restore and highly recommend Sebastian and anyone who need such work done on their family photos.

Violet Radkee

Sebastian restored an original black and white 80+ year old photograph of my grandparents at their wedding. Because of the glue deposit used to secure the photograph in a frame, there were white stripes across the entire photo - I thought it was hopeless! But Sebastian restored the photograph and now it looks brand new! He is professional, efficient, and extremely courteous. He was very realistic about the expected results, but the photograph turned out better than I could have even hoped for. In addition to the perfect print (actually, 2) he gave me, he also gave me a C.D. with the digital print so I could print out several other copies for other family members. I highly recommend Sebastian for photo restoration.

Nicole

Preserve Your Past does excellent work. I have used them for several photo restoration projects, and have been very happy/amazed with the results/quality of work they produce. Their expertise ranges from colorization to restoration (very severe restoration) on photos as well as documents. It is a great boutique shop in NYC. If you need an old photo restored, make this your first and ONLY stop. I highly recommend!

Marie

I found preserve your past on the Internet and, for once, struck lucky. I took in a bunch of old dingy snapshots and picked up beautifully enhanced and enlarged photos. The proprietor did a great job, was finished exactly when he said he would be and charged me a fair fee. What was priceless was some of the memories conjured up. My dad is dead and preserve your past gave him back to me. I can't recommend the place highly enough. I will be sending all my friends there.

Adrian

Sebastian is great at what he does. I brought him a photo from 1943 to be restored for my father. The photo had cracks, water damage and had yellowed over time. He was able to repair these mistakes and brighten the photo. The end result was just awesome, and I couldn't be happier. Great person to work with and is definitely someone I would recommend. I will be bringing my old family photos to him in the future. Thank you Sebastian!!!

Jennifer

Sebastian did a superb job restoring photos of my husband's family, so I went to him when I wanted photos of my family restored. He was patient, explained things, completed the job in a timely manner and got the photos to us when he said he would. For both my husband and me, it was clear at the outset what we were getting and what the cost would be. We plan to return to him for our next project.

Jeanne

I went to Sebastian to have my fathers WWII photograph restored as a present on the Veterans Day. Sebastian he did an amazing job! The ink spots and the creases were retouched so now it is impossible to tell that the photograph was ever damaged. He even printed the copy on thick art paper and put a decorative border around it just like the original photograph had. I will be forever grateful for the work he did.

Roman

Sebastian did a wonderful job restoring photographs from my parents wedding album for their 30th wedding anniversary. Many of the photographs were very faded and some of them glued to the pages. A couple places that we went to have the photograph scanned could not do it without destroying the album.
Sebastian explained how he will do it without damaging the album or the photographs and showed me examples of his previous work. He retouched the photographs to make them look bright and colorful again and even we did not ask him to, he provided us with a DVD of all the photographs. It was a very nice thing of him to do and thanks to Sebastian in addition to presenting our parents with the restored photographs we were also able to put on a slide show during the celebration.
We will be bringing in more pictures for him to restore and highly recommend Sebastian and anyone who need such work done on their family photos.

Violet

My grandfather was the WW2 veteran and my father also served in the military so for the Fathers Day I wanted to give him something unique and decided to have a picture of the both of them in their uniforms restored and framed. It was a small and faded Polaroid so I looked for someone who would be able make it larger and bring back the colors.
Sebastian seemed to be just the right person to do that. He was very nice and told me upfront how long it would take and how much it would cost.
As he was working on the picture thanks to his advise I was able to find the perfect frame for it. The picture came out even better than I expected and my father and everyone else love it.

Jennifer

Sebastian did fantastic job restoring a couple of my family photos right for holidays. One of them was very faded and had a crack right across my mothers face, but he touched it up so well that it looked as nothing ever happened. He also enlarged the photographs so I had no problem getting the frames right in time.

Emily

Sebastian did an outstanding job restoring my family's treasured photos from the 19th century. He was prompt, professional, and did excellent work. I recommend him without reservation.

Dan

Sebastian did a superb job saving a boxful of our old family photographs saved from the flooded basement. Many of them were in horrible condition - faded, duty and even stuck to glass. Sebastian took time going with us through all of them, sorting them into different categories, explaining what will be done to each and showing samples of photos in similar conditions that he restored in the past. Few days after the first meting he emailed us a detailed estimate for the approval of out insurance company. It took a while until everything was done and some of the photos could not be restored, but if not for Sebastian his hard work all of them would be lost forever.

Gary

Sebastian was able to restore my grandmothers photograph that all other places refused to work on and he did a great job!!!
My grandmother was heartbroken then an old photograph of her oldest friend got wet and stuck to the glass. I must have called a dozen places and not a single of them could help. I was told to scan and email the picture or told right away that they can do nothing. I was about to give up then I called Sebastian. Apparently he had done such work many times before and all I had to do was bring the photograph to his studio.
Right before the New Year he emailed me the restored picture and asked to come by to pick up the print. I could not believe that he was able to retouch it so well! He also made it a bit larger to fit into a regular size frame and explained what kind of frame to get so if something happens the picture would not get damaged again.
I really recommend Sebastian, he is a real expert and super nice to deal with.

Jenny

I recently had an old family photo restored by Sebastian. He took the original and did an incredible job retouching and making the print. I am looking forward to getting more of my family pictures restored. Thank you for all you hard work!

Barbara

Sebastian did fantastic job restoring a couple of my family photos right for holidays. One of them was very faded and had a crack right across my mothers face, but he touched it up so well that it looked as nothing ever happened. He also enlarged the photographs so I had no problem getting the frames right in time.

Emily

I could have never expected that my grandfathers WWII company panoramic photo from Fort Bragg could have ever looked the way it was originally taken. Sebastian was unbelievably professional and explained all the options I could take with photo since it had all of the signatures on the back. He showed me proofs, digital copies, and when I saw the final product it was beyond anything I could have imagined. Not only did it look great but he was able to preserve the character and personality of the photo. Any further photo restorations I need, I will definitely go to Sebastian.

Ryan

Sebastian of Preserve Your Past, Inc. did an incredible job with an old picture I had given him. My mother had an old photograph of her mother with a large crease down the middle and some other damage. She requested that as a Christmas gift, I get the photo restored for her. Given that I save everything for the last minute, I was worried that I would not be able to get the picture to her in time for Christmas because by the time I made an appointment with Sebastian, it was December 15th. However, even around the hectic time that is Christmas, Sebastian was able to restore the photo in less than 1 week. He emailed the prints to me a few days earlier for final approval and asked for any other suggestions that I had for him. He was very professional and is extremely talented. When my mother opened the gift, she had tears in her eyes. Needless to say, she loved the photo and the work that Sebastian had done.

Michelle

Sebastian did a great job restoring an old photo of me and my mom. The original was a water damaged Polaroid from the early 70s, and somehow he was able to save it, and even enlarge it. He was very nice to work with as well.

Jennifer

Victorian era photograph of a young girl with her favorite doll was restored from a damaged, low contrast glass negative.
RESTORATION OF A TORN AND DISCOLORED PHOTOGRAPH

Torn, folded and discolored this old photograph was carefully repaired by putting back together the separate pieces and removing all signs of tears and other damages.

1920's signed photo portrait of Native American warrior of the Hopi Tribe wearing full ceremonial dress was restored to remove all signs of damage and discoloration while preserving the intricate details of the traditional outfit and the headdress.
The photograph Henri Matisse was carefully cleaned and retouched to remove all signs of deterioration. On the request of the client a 25in by 35in fine art print was made to be framed by Eli Wilner Framing Company for display in the lobby of the building where the photograph was taken.
A bit of historical research was conducted during the restoration process to determine whether the unusual appearance of the pilot in the center of the photograph was natural or if it was caused by the damage to the photograph itself. It was confirmed that prior to the flight the young daredevil suffered a broken nose in a car crash. This led to retaining the pilots appearance since true restoration calls for preservation of all and every detail of historical or personal significance.
Early 20th century photograph of American tourists posing in front of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid, on a trip to see the wonders of Ancient Egypt. The green tone of the photograph was gue to the type on the original photo paper used for the print.
Restoration of a torn photograph This beautiful vintage wedding photograph taken at the beginning of the 20th century was brought to the studio in many many separate pieces to be put together and restored.

Restoration of oil tinted photograph

Restoration of an oil tinted photograph began with making a high-resolution scan of the image followed by a careful retouching and color application.

Restoration of antique photograph

Restoration of this antique photograph damaged and stained by chemicals began with making a high-resolution scan of the image.

Restoration of a photograph of a vintage Chris Craft speedboat

The photo of a vintage Chris Craft speedboat racing across Long Island Sound was affected by chemical deterioration resulted from improper photo processing.

An old photograph of a village winter scene was missing major parts as well as most of the decorative border. The photograph was repaired by careful replication of the intact parts of the border.
Restoration of afaded color photograph

Restoration of a photograph that had faded due to exposure to bright sun light began with making a high-resolution scan of the image. Photo scanning is a step importance of which is often underestimated by amateur and discount photo restoration services.

Careful digital retouching and adjustment of contrast levels were required to retain the detail and to revive this vintage photograph of two "sportsmen" standing next to a swimming cabin.
This oil-tinted portrait had an uneven cut off border, missing parts, paint stains, major creases and flakes.
Restoration of WWI photograph

A faded WWI photograph of an Italian soldier in uniform and his father was restored to reveal the personalities of the two men posing on the picture and the appearance of Italian army uniform.

A badly damaged and fire burned photo of two shopkeepers with a substantial amount of obliterated information required an extreme restoration including replication of burned off background and text.
Restoration of NYPD document signed by Theodore Roosevelt

The original 1887 NYPD patrolman nomination signed by future President Theodore Roosevelt was brought to the studio in the state of high deterioration.

Restoration of sports memorabilia photograph

To preserve the value of the signature of Muhammad Ali, a high resolution digital copy of the photograph was made and retouched to remove all appearances of stains.

Restoration and cleaning of a color photograph

A beautiful photograph of young ballerinas reminiscent of impressionists paintings was heavily affected by chemical deterioration, exposure to dust and mechanical damage that resulted in missing parts at the corners of the picture.

Coloring of old photograph


This black and white photograph taken in early 1950s was carefully colorized using digital painting techniques. Restoration began with making a high-resolution scan of the image.

Restoration of camera obscura portrait

A wonderful example of 19th century family 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.

With exceptional attention to detail the facial features of the portrait were retouched and the missing parts of the background were carefully painted in. After the restoration of the photograph was complete, the image was printed on fine art paper.
Digital restoration of documents provides an opportunity to bring back even the most damaged pieces. This document dating from 1899 was torn in four parts, showed fading and discoloration, had missing parts and sections were covered by adhesive tape.
The image was carefully retouched to remove all signs of damage and adjusted to bring back the tonality and contrast. Final print was produced using a high quality photo printer and giclée matte paper.
Restoration of a Civil War photograph

This striking photograph of three solders wearing cavalry uniforms required extensive restoration due to its uneven fading. Careful application of dodging and burning techniques and precise matching of tone and contrast helped to restore the natural appearance of this Civil War cavalry group photo.

Restoration of rolled-up photograph

 

Restoration process starts with a careful unrolling and flattening of a photograph, The procedure consists of controlled humidification, which introduces moisture into the layers of the photo emulsion and the paper and make them pliable followed by slow drying.

Restoration of a photograph of Old New York, 5th Avenue

A beautiful view of St. Patrick's Cathedral photographed at the time when the 5th Avenue was a quiet street perfect for an afternoon stroll, any place above 110th Street was considered to be the upstate.

digital restoration and editing of antique photograph

This 1880s photo restored to be published in a book on Jewish history. The photograph was carefully retouched to remove creases, scratches and mildew stains.

Restoration of old map of London

Restoration of 17th century map of London printed for and dedicated to Sir Robert Vyner (Viner), Lord Mayor of London (1674). The map had suffered cuts and scratches from broken glass when the frame was damaged during shipping.

Restoration of damaged photograph

Restoration of this family portrait began with making a high-resolution scan of the image. After retouching the colors were applied to the restored image.

Antiquation of a color photograph Need a modern day photo turned into a vintage photograph that would look great in an album or used as part of historical presentation? This picture of 1914 Avro 504K airplane was taken with a cheap digital camera during an air show at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome and made to look as it was actually taken on the WWI airfield.
Restoration of historic WWII photograph, MacArthur and Eisenhower

Reproduction of autographed photograph of World War II heroes, General MacArthur and General Eisenhower taken during their meeting.

Restoration of a photograph of The Dakota building

1880 photograph of the landmark Dakota building on Central Park West and 72nd Street in New York City predates the arrival of automobiles and shows the Upper West Side at a time when most of it was occupied by small farms and plots of waste land.

Restoration of a photograph of The Dakota building Taken at the end of 19th or beginning of 20th century a formal photo portrait shows Russian officer wearing a parade uniform of the Imperial Guard regiment, displaying a golden sword with which he was decorated for personal bravery in combat.
Restoration of a photograph of old Plaza Hotel

Restoration and coloring of 19th century photograph of New York Plaza Hotel. The photograph required careful cleaning and retouching of some missing parts of the building and it's surrounding.

This late 19th century photograph of 5th Avenue and the old 42nd Street Reservoir (present location of New York Public Library) was a faded ghost of its original self.
Restoration pf panoramic photograph of Manhattan

Measuring over three feet across this 1899 panoramic view of Lower Manhattan and the South Street Seaport became unevenly faded and discolored with age.

Restoration of a photograph of Old New York City, Flatiron District

Restoration of a faded photograph with the view of the old Madison Square Garden presented a challenge since sections of the original photograph were missing and it was showing uneven fading, but excellent quality and sharpness allowed the photograph to be restored to its former beauty. Restoration began with making a high-resolution scan of the image.

Victorian era photograph of a young girl with her favorite doll was restored from a damaged, low contrast glass negative.
Restoration of a photograph of Old New York City

Restoration of a photograph of the intersection of 5th Avenue, Broadway and 23rd Street before the construction of the Flatiron Building.

Restoration of a photograph from 1912 Olympic Games

Restoration of a photograph from 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games showing members of New York Fencers Club including the future general George S. Patton.

Restoration of Mustang Shelby build sheet

Dealers, owners, collectors and restorers of rare vintage cars, boats or airplanes often require copied of a build sheet and other documents to to complete restoration of the original.

In restoration of this portrait, extreme care was taken to restore the damaged areas of the eyes and faces. Careful blending and shading was applied to make the faces look natural and the eyes to look real. The final image was printed on high quality fine art paper with a slight sepia tone to preserve the look of a vintage photograph.

Restoration of old Photograph from Eastern Europe

The original photograph was heavily stained by mildew and exhibited many marks and scratches from age and mishandling.

Restoration of a photograph from early Hollywood movie still

Restoration of a photograph printed from a still shot taken on the set of an early Hollywood movie. The photograph suffered many tears, scratch marks and missing parts of the emulsion.

Restoration of a Civil War document

Restoration of 20th Anniversary Discharge Certificate listing all the engagements, regiments and commanding officers under which the person served, suffered tremendous amount of damage.

Restoration of damaged document

Due to the extent of the damage digital restoration was the only option to restore this award certificate from the American Games.

Restoration of a photograph from space memmorobilia collection

Photograph of Apollo 8 lift off was along with the NASA ID card belonging to one of the engineers who worked on the Apollo space program.

Restoration of a torn portrait

This 19th century family portrait was part of collection of Irish American family with history spanning for well over 150 years.

Restoration of Civil War document signed by President Lincoln

A Civil War US Navy Captains Commission signed by President Lincoln was received in dire need of restoration.

Restoration of NASA document from Apollo Moon mission

One of the very few official NASA documents flown to the Moon on board of Apollo 12 Moon mission and signed by Lunar Module Pilot Alan L. Bean.

Restoration of a photograph damaged by houshold cleaning chemicals

The chemical burn damaged the photo emulsion of the Cibachrome print creating an ugly stain and discoloration this beautiful portrait of legendary acting coach Stella Adler.

Restoration of damages photograph

A faded photograph was brought in with cracks of the emulsion, missing parts, and localized color fading and discoloration.

Restoration of a faded color photograph

A faded photograph reminiscent of an impressionists painting was faded to the point of almost total absent of colors.

Restoration of 1963 New York Yankees photograph

Restoration of a faded photograph of 1963 New York Yankees baseball team. It is likely that the photograph was framed and exposed to bright sun light. Later it was rolled up and put away in a manner that resulted in cracking and damage of photo emulsion layer.

Restoration of old diploma

Old university diploma was carefully unrolled, flattened, cleaned and stabilized to prevent any further deterioration. The tears and the missing sections were filled and reinforced with pH neutral archival material. The document was then ready to be framed and displayed.

Restoration of vellum document

Restoration started with careful cleaning of the surface and the document was treated to kill any spores and to reduce the appearance of mildew. It was also humidified to make the material pliable and then carefully flattened and dried to remove the warping. Up to 2 inches in dimension were gained back through this process.

The document was carefully cleaned and deacidfied to prevent further deterioration and most of the tape was removed to reveal the text hidden underneath. Since the dirt that became embedded at the folds of the documents could not be removed completely, a digital copy of the document was made and retouched to create a display copy that could be framed and showcased in place of the original.
New York Racquet & Tennis Club

Restoration of this photograph commissioned by the New York Racquet & Tennis Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious sport clubs in the country.

Restoration of Boy Scout Heroism Award Certificate

Commissioned by The Ten Mile River Scout Museum 1930 Boy Scout Heroism Award for saving a man from drowning was carefully restored to be presented to the original recipient on his 95th birthday.

Restoration of Civil War Union Army discharge papers

The rare Civil War Union Army Discharge papers was very faded with much of the text written in iron gall ink lost or made unreadable by creases and stains.

Restoration of a WWII newspaper

Restoration of 1942 newspaper with an article about rescue of Merchant Marines of the ship torpedoed by German submarines.

Restoration of an old Polaroid

Many old Polaroid pictures become discolored, cracked and curled. Such photographs have to be restored with extreme care. Scratches and tears may result in separation of layers that cause further damage to the image.

A large series of images restored for the album "Leave Your Sleep" by Natalie Merchant. Each photograph was restored not only to be printed in the albums booklet, but also to be displayed on on a projection screen during live performances.

Photograph of Josephine Carlisi, one of the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire is one of the images restored for HBO documentary film triangle: remembering the fire dedicated to 100th anniversary of that tragic event.Restoration of photographs for HBO documentary film Triangle: Remembering The Fire dedicated to 100th anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory tragedy.