Lakevale Resident Patrick Delaney, 1880s tintype restored by Bob Gourley

This photo is in the collection of the Antigonish Heritage Museum and in the graphic documents of the Archives of Nova Scotia, which describes it this way. ACCESSION NUMBER: 2008.001.001 CATEGORY: GRAPHIC DOCUMENTS DATE: 1880 – 1890 MATERIALS: PAPER MEASUREMENTS: 24 CM; 19 CM COLLECTOR: ACQUISITIONS COMMITTEE NARRATIVE: Portrait of Patrick Delaney, a native of Pictou County […]

Digitally Retouch and Restore an Antique Photo

When I searched YouTube for videos on the healing power of black and white photography, I got no hits.  But there is a groundswell of how-to tutorials on restoring antique photos, including this one.  Suzanne Allen uses a photo of her grandmother to demonstrate the technique but does not once mention anything about her subject […]

Leonard Boudreau (1916- 2014), Pomquet, 1920

Leonard Boudreau  (1916- 2014),  Pomquet, 1920. Courtesy of PomquetHéritage. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald.  4-year old Leonard (b. 1916),  son of Mary Jane (Doiron) & Leon Boudreau. Maternal grandparents are Elizabeth (Doiron) & Fidele Doiron. Paternal grandparents are Elizabeth (Cross) & Jean Boudreau. Leonard Boudreau died on February 3, 2014.     To give you an […]