For some, an old photograph loses its charm when "restored" to modern day clarity with all the age spots removed. Some photographs however, benefit greatly from just a nudge of enhancement. An improved contrast or the reversal of the yellowing brings out details that otherwise would have been missed and lost forever.
To please both camps of those of us who rescue old photographs, here are both the originals and the enhanced of just a few of the latest additions to Lost Gallery.
Lots of comment on this one. According to D.SHELEY this is a Bomber MB-1 of which only 130 were made, none surviving.
Here is an interesting bit. This is a print on very lightweight silver coated paper. It has been stored for a long time next to or in a paper envelope. I almost mistook it for just a scrap of soiled paper. If there had not been three of them together, I might not have taken a second look. Now I wish I had found them a few decades ago as so much has already been lost.
Enhancement is a subject visited often in LOST GALLERY. Here are some previous pages on the subject.
LOOKING FOR LOST DETAILS - MAY 15, 2011
LOOKING FOR LOST DETAILS - APRIL 21, 2011
LOOKING FOR LOST DETAILS - MARCH 10, 2011
LOOKING FOR LOST DETAILS - FEBRUARY 06, 2011
LOOKING FOR LOST DETAILS - DECEMBER 10, 2010
Or just click ENHANCEMENT under "Lables" at the bottom of this page and then click "OLDER POSTS" for additional pages of that subject.
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Area 51 and a Half
You are probably not authorized to see these.
Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you!
This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.
All images are the property of Lost Gallery and the author. Permission must be granted for their use. All rights reserved.
It is always a mystery to us how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.