Original archival image: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-110212]
In the late 1990s I had the honor of working for the James Madison Center at JMU in Virginia. The position was full of wonderful assignments like photographing the university’s James Madison Collection as well as the presidential home and gardens of Montpelier. I had access to some incredible etchings and daguerreotype images, some of which I used for event promotion.
If you are a museum curator or director of exhibits at a historical society who wants to breathe new life into tintypes, ferrotypes or daguerreotypes, Fine PhotoGraphics would love to help with all your photo restoration and photo repair needs.
In the example above I digitally restored and hand tinted a daguerreotype from the American Memory Collection / Library of Congress. We can do an accurate restoration and/or make the image pop a little more depending on your project.