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This is a photo of my grandparents, Gordon McKay and Ethel Dixon with two of their children, presumably the eldest two, taken circa 1918-1919 in Sydney, NSW. These two children were siblings of my father, Dudley McKay. I attached the photographer details as well but can remove this border if it makes it easier to tidy up the photo. Thanks so much. Your repairs are always highly valued by myself and my family.  :) Deb
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Re: Please help restore photo of Gordon and Ethel McKay and two of their children
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 11 October 18 14:43 BST (UK) »
A clean from me, I see the photographer appears to have added the date year and his name on the picture, love the boots, regards, John.

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Re: Please help restore photo of Gordon and Ethel McKay and two of their children
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 October 18 14:48 BST (UK) »
One from me too.
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Re: Please help restore photo of Gordon and Ethel McKay and two of their children
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 11 October 18 16:13 BST (UK) »
 A lovely family group.





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Re: Please help restore photo of Gordon and Ethel McKay and two of their children
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 11 October 18 19:40 BST (UK) »
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Re: Please help restore photo of Gordon and Ethel McKay and two of their children
« Reply #5 on: Friday 12 October 18 10:05 BST (UK) »
I tried it with a vignette.
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Re: Please help restore photo of Gordon and Ethel McKay and two of their children
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 13 October 18 07:10 BST (UK) »
 :D :D :D ;D ;D Thank you so much. Rootschat's restores never disappoint. Do I have the permission to repost these restores for my sisters and my cousins? All of the children of Gordon and Ethel are now deceased, most lived into their nineties, including my father and had rich lives.
Thank you John, what a lovely restore, enhancing the vibrancy of the photo and thank you so much for dating this (1919) a detail that I had missed, an important detail as this confirms that these two children were the eldest two, John Lambert McKay and Ethel McKay (Tot). Great work! I love the way you have restored the chair too! Carol, as ever your work is just beautiful. I especially like the way you have restored my grandmother's face as well as the two children. It was a shame that the photo was marked; she was a lovely gentle woman I have heard, who was adored by all of her children and grandchildren as well as extended family. Thank you for restoring her gentle face. My grandparents used to have lovely parties and family were invited; they used to play Santa Claus to people who had poorer circumstances and their house was always open to visitors for meals, my Dad recalling that Nana would just add more to the pot of stew! Gadget, you have done a great job with these two restores, thank you so much. What a wonderful job you have done to my grandfather especially. The clothes look much better and more real. I love the vignette, frames the photo so well and gives the family a soft glow, lovely! It is beautiful of each of them. Pat, a big thank you to you as well for giving us another dimension of our grandparents and my uncle and aunt. Your restore is close to the original and you have removed all the damage to the photo, this is  much appreciated. My grandparents were born in the Blayney/Hobbys Yard area but moved to Sydney. Yes, John, they were country people (boots). Thank you everyone for these beautiful restores, so much appreciated and as ever, cherished and will be shared with your permission? The bottom corners of the photo were messy. Thank you all for tidying these up and highlighting the flowers etc.  :) Deb
McKay (Kildare, Ireland), Aldred (Manchester), Smith, Cooper (Kent), Howlett, Bodill, Atkins (Northamptonshire), Smart (UK, Africa), Brown, Bryant, Dixon, Walton