Adding a Bit of Background (and History)
The damage was typical of negatives stored together in a single paper envelope: scratches, abrasions, fingerprints, dirt, and some mold. The non-physical restoration challenges were poor and uneven development, light leaks and bad composing.
The photos are fascinating! The above example is certainly a rose found among the thorns.
It is projects like this that Picture Renewal especially loves. The discovery. The history. The technological challenge. But especially the joy it brings to our clients and their families.