THE SCHOONER MARJORIE
Edwin H. Edwards was the Master of The Marjorie at its launch in 1890. The photograph was brought to Picture Renewal by his great-grandson Mark Edwards owner of C.G. Edwards Co, Inc. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, C.G. Edwards Co, Inc. was founded by Mark's grandfather and passed down to him by his father, continuing a long and fine maritime tradition.
Albumen printing was popular from 1855-1920. The paper is made using egg whites as a binder to hold the light sensitive silver salts.
The print was extremely faded, stained, dirty and scratched.
The digital restoration required a high resolution scan.
I removed dirt and damage speck by speck, scratch by scratch, and then had to add back in missing head and fore stays (ropes) and painted in some hull planks where necessary.