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James and Fanny Whysall, photo taken pre-1930. Can anyone restore?
« on: Sunday 10 March 19 16:54 GMT (UK) »
i've just identified this photo as my Great Great Grandparents, James and Fanny. It's in a terrble state. Can anything be done for it?

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Re: James and Fanny Whysall, photo taken pre-1930. Can anyone restore?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 March 19 09:10 GMT (UK) »
When your attempt at a restore is not that great, crop it out, blot it out, blur it out, dress it up with a fancy border etc and hope nobody notices. ;D
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Re: James and Fanny Whysall, photo taken pre-1930. Can anyone restore?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 March 19 09:27 GMT (UK) »
Oh, thats wonderful! Thank you very much --- you had a very poor original to work with, and you've given me a good look at James's face. They are the same age, but Fanny looks so much older -- she bore 10 children, and lost 5, I reckon that would age anyone.

Looking at James, I now think another unlabelled photo may be him....will have to go look.

Thank you once more,    Kim

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Re: James and Fanny Whysall, photo taken pre-1930. Can anyone restore?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 11 March 19 11:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi Kim, welcome to the photo restoration board, you've chosen a  very difficult photo as your starter  :) :)  As Peter says on photos like this you have to blur it a bit  and dress it up. I was trying to make out what Fanny had her hands on resting on her knee, the only thing I could think of was a huge plant pot, do you think that's possible?  Anyway here is my interpretation, see what you think.
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Re: James and Fanny Whysall, photo taken pre-1930. Can anyone restore?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 11 March 19 12:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi Trishanne,  Yes it's a poor photo isn't it? I'm amazed that you can get something out of it!  Thanks!  :)

I really cant see if Fanny is holding anything... perhaps she is resting her hands over a large stomach?