Mylands Paints and Varnishes 1884

Mylands Paints and Varnishes 1884 I was approached by the Myland Paints and Varnishes to re-colour one of their old photos of the newly set up shop in Lambeth from 1884. . “John Mylands paints story began in 1884 when ‘Honest’ John Myland set up his modest shop in the heart of Lambeth. Unlike...

Football boots of 1870-1910

Football boots of 1870-1910 Over recent years I have restored many football photos and the oldest of which captivate me. Not because I am a sports fan but because I enjoy the footwear and clothes. Football boots interest me in the way they change the design. Below are a few of the designs...

Old photos in colour

Old photos in colour . The school is out whether old photos in colour make them better or make them worse. It is my view the scene that would have been captured, would have been in colour, we didn’t live in black and white! So why not colour it? . This image is 5 Sailors dressed in...

Daguerreotype restoration

Daguerreotype restoration In order to make a daguerreotype, iodine fumes are used to react with a silver-coated copper plate to form light-sensitive silver iodide. The plate is then exposed to light using a box and lens or camera and the image developed using mercury fumes, before being fixed...

A TinType Story

A TinType Story A small 2″x2″ square dark tintype photograph hidden away in an old photo album, upon restoration by Image-Restore, leads to a tale of siblings lost and lifelong friendships sorely tried by unforeseen consequences. It shows William Joseph Powell, (the...

Clapton Football Club 1890 photo restoration

Football boots of 1870-1910 Clapton Football Club and Essex County Cricket Club circa (late) 1890’s Photo repairs performed in July 2008 Opportunities like this don’t come around too often. I had the honour to repair and restore historic images from the late 1890s of both these prestigious...