Author Topic: Tom and Mary 1883 Wedding Australia  (Read 336 times)

Offline Neale1961

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 765
    • View Profile
Tom and Mary 1883 Wedding Australia
« on: Saturday 20 February 21 02:30 GMT (UK) »
Hello again kind RC restorers. Here is another from our “historic album”. I would love you to work your magic on this tin-type of my great-grandparents’ wedding. The original is smaller than a playing card, and very dark. It is a treasured photo, being the only image we have of g-grandfather Tom. The pink colouring on the cheeks is in the original photo – but I would prefer no other colour to be added please.
Now that I have scanned it (and can enlarge it), I can see that much of the detail is quite distinct, but there is a bit of surface damage. It is very dark however, and I wonder if it is possible to make the image lighter and brighter. I imagine the murky and shaded tone is something to do with the tin-type medium.

Tom and Mary married in April 1883 on a sheep station on the Darling Downs, Queensland, where Tom (32 years) was a shearer and station hand, and Mary (21 years) was employed as a house servant. They are wearing black armbands in remembrance of Tom’s younger brother who had died about 10 days earlier. Mary is the sister to “Edwin in Sydney” and “Milly and Martha”, who you met and restored beautifully in my previous posts.
Milligan - Jardine – Glencross – Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark – Faulds – Cuthbertson – Bryson – Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale – Cater – Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland)

Online Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 51,708
    • View Profile
Re: Tom and Mary 1883 Wedding Australia
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 20 February 21 10:47 GMT (UK) »
They appear to be wearing a quite large dark armband. had a close relative died?

Gadget
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

***Restorers - Please do not use my restores without my permission. Thanks***

Offline Neale1961

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 765
    • View Profile
Re: Tom and Mary 1883 Wedding Australia
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 20 February 21 11:09 GMT (UK) »
They are wearing black armbands in remembrance of Tom’s younger brother who had died about 10 days earlier.
Milligan - Jardine – Glencross – Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark – Faulds – Cuthbertson – Bryson – Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale – Cater – Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland)


Online Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 51,708
    • View Profile
Re: Tom and Mary 1883 Wedding Australia
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 20 February 21 11:17 GMT (UK) »
Duplicate post - I think RC hung  :-\
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

***Restorers - Please do not use my restores without my permission. Thanks***

Online Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 51,708
    • View Profile
Re: Tom and Mary 1883 Wedding Australia
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 20 February 21 11:20 GMT (UK) »
Ah - I see that now. Too much close text for my sore eyes! 

I've not seen a bride wear one before - more usual for black braid/ribbons.
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

***Restorers - Please do not use my restores without my permission. Thanks***

Offline japeflakes

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 6,283
    • View Profile
Re: Tom and Mary 1883 Wedding Australia
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 20 February 21 13:39 GMT (UK) »
..

Offline Ruskie

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 24,431
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Tom and Mary 1883 Wedding Australia
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 20 February 21 14:16 GMT (UK) »
Fabulous image Neale.

I bet they produced good looking children.  :)

Offline Neale1961

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 765
    • View Profile
Re: Tom and Mary 1883 Wedding Australia
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 20 February 21 22:25 GMT (UK) »
Japeflakes, Thank you very much for the clean up and lightening. It looks good.

I bet they produced good looking children.  :)
Ruskie - they had 8 children, and I will be cheeky and say VERY good looking.
I am biased of course. :D
Milligan - Jardine – Glencross – Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark – Faulds – Cuthbertson – Bryson – Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale – Cater – Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland)

Offline Trishanne

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 4,840
    • View Profile
Re: Tom and Mary 1883 Wedding Australia
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 20 February 21 22:37 GMT (UK) »
This one has picked up all the colours from  off your scan
Pat
Bownass - Lancashire & Westmorland
Hoggarth - Lancashire & Westmorland
Jackson- Lancaster
Waller - Dent, Yorkshire dales
Omerod - Lancashire
Redburn - Lancashire
Evans - Hereford

RESTORERS please do not use my restores without my permission THANK YOU