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This is my 2nd great aunt (born 1841 & died 1903). As you can see this image was taken in Towanda, Pennsylvania & I know that she emigrated to America in 1883. Is it possible to narrow down the date when this image was taken? - unfortunately I do not have the back.

Also if the quality of the image allows can I ask for some colouring please. If not then just a clean-up would great.

Keith

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Re: Elizabeth Scarfe (nee Stevens) - help with dating & colourisation request
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 March 18 16:36 GMT (UK) »
I think it;s early 1890s, Keith

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Re: Elizabeth Scarfe (nee Stevens) - help with dating & colourisation request
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 08 March 18 16:39 GMT (UK) »
I think it;s early 1890s, Keith

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Thanks Gadget - could be to mark her BIG 50?  ;)

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Re: Elizabeth Scarfe (nee Stevens) - help with dating & colourisation request
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 08 March 18 18:08 GMT (UK) »
I've had a detailed look at it, Keith, and it's very like the first scan that you put up of Steve with her favourite doll - very pixellated and sharpened during the scan so there is a kind of yukkie banding. I'll have a go late this evening and I'm sure the others will as well.

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Re: Elizabeth Scarfe (nee Stevens) - help with dating & colourisation request
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 08 March 18 18:14 GMT (UK) »
I've had a detailed look at it, Keith, and it's very like the first scan that you put up of Steve with her favourite doll - very pixellated and sharpened during the scan so there is a kind of yukkie banding. I'll have a go late this evening and I'm sure the others will as well.

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Oh dear Gadget - I am a novice when it comes to image quality. Am I doing anything wrong when I scan the image at 300 dpi? Can you give me any guidelines to what you need to ideally work with?

Keith

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Re: Elizabeth Scarfe (nee Stevens) - help with dating & colourisation request
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 08 March 18 18:23 GMT (UK) »
We really like 300-600 dpi with no compression and no sharpening, etc., although it can be difficult because of the size limitation of 500kb.

If you have probs with the size, you can send to me, as before, or any of the others and we can put it up for you, or you could use drop box.

I'm sure we'll have a go with this one, if you have probs.


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Re: Elizabeth Scarfe (nee Stevens) - help with dating & colourisation request
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 08 March 18 18:51 GMT (UK) »
The dropbox and the 2 e-mailed ones are much better, Keith. :D

I'll get on with one of them after dinner  :)


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Re: Elizabeth Scarfe (nee Stevens) - help with dating & colourisation request
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 08 March 18 18:57 GMT (UK) »
The dropbox and the 2 e-mailed ones are much better, Keith. :D

I'll get on with one of them after dinner  :)


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That's good news - never used Dropbox before so I sent by email as well just in case.  ::)
Now I'm wondering if some of my other dodgy images that people have struggled with before could be improved  :-\

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Re: Elizabeth Scarfe (nee Stevens) - help with dating & colourisation request
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 08 March 18 19:34 GMT (UK) »
Early 1890s I would say...I will put this one on my list for tomorrow Keith  ;D
I have so enjoyed working on all your beautiful photos, it's been such a pleasure  :D
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