Category Archives: touch-up

1922 Iowa Baseball Team Photograph

This twenties photograph needs a little help. Since this “before” shot I have taken it out of the frame and scanned it at 600 dpi. Originally being pretty sharp the scan when blown up on a large monitor allows you … Continue reading

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Baptism Certificate Repair

Baptism Certificate original form before restoration, flattening, cleaning, mending and deacidification. As of this post tape from the back has been removed, it’s been rehydrated and flattened between blotting paper weighted with heavy glass sheets. Tomorrow I will mend it … Continue reading

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Late 19th century painting with problems

Here’s a fun challenge, I’ll post the after restoration shot soon!  

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Pete Seeger Ballads Complete

From wikipedia: Seeger was one of the folksingers most responsible for popularizing the spiritual “We Shall Overcome” (also recorded by Joan Baez and many other singer-activists) that became the acknowledged anthem of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement, soon after … Continue reading

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Bookbinder’s Dressing Proving a Hit

Leather care for collectible and fine leather books using Bookbinder’s Dressing. Continue reading

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