On a recent visit to my cousin in Wales, I was shown an original picture of my Grandmother that was carried by Grandfather during all his active service in the Great War. I had not seen this before, & was probably taken in about 1910. It was still with him when subsequently wounded & taken prisoner by the Germans. It is stamped on the back by the German POW camp authorities.
The picture was in very poor condition, torn and discoloured. We think the hole on the right was caused by the bullet that nearly killed him, had it not been for the pictures of his family, in a case that deflected it.
Excellent piece of restoration, I know from my own experience what a long job it is to get it just right but it's a very satifying feeling when you see the final result...keep up the good work !! ..alB
wolfie3000: No I have never worked in the photographic field; I am a retired chemist who worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years. Digital photography, and the computer, have opened a new world to me.
WhiteTruckMan: Yes, filling in the missing part was an educated guess. I felt it reasonable to assume that the folds in the curtain behind my Grandmother continued down. The missing bit was probably lost when the bullet struck.