" I really appreciate having this wonderfully restored photograph of my father when he was young, doing what he loved best." ~ Laurie Toby Edison

This silver gelatin print is over 70 years old and has suffered severe fading and considerable base stain and yellowing. It was mounted on a piece of thin cardboard, and over the years it has been flexed and cracked repeatedly. A large section is missing from the lower left corner, and small pieces are missing throughout the picture.

Restoration consisted of, first, restoring the overall tonal range and neutral color of the print and, second, eliminating the stain from the white areas. Then local repairs were done to eliminate the cracks and fill in the small missing sections. Finally, the large missing corner was replaced with grass cloned from other parts of the picture.

(Time to restore: approximately four hours.)

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