THE HEALING BRUSH
BY GEORGE GEDER
A Monthly - Weekend With Shades - Column
Those old photographs, the cabinet cards and the tintypes, are the gifts of the ancestors to their descendants. They are the reflections of our heritage and the mirrors of our souls.
Unfortunately, those pictures didn't get the love of technological reproduction upgrades as did books or recorded music. They languished deteriorating in acid filled photo albums or shoe boxes. What to do with that 1872 image of your 2nd great grandmother?
Photo restoration is as much about the preservation of such precious artifacts as it is about the transferring of those images to the latest archival digital format.