Ancester photo from late 1800's by jansnow

Ancester photo from late 1800's by 


  • Dmarie Frankulin
    Dmarie Frankulinover 6 years ago

    WOW…the photos back then were done so cool…I think the quality of paper was better than what we have now. Cool photo!!! :-)

  • Thank you, yest the photo is on a very thick stock.

    – jansnow

  • mindym306
    mindym306over 6 years ago

    THis is wonderful Jan, thanks for sharing!

  • Happy to, glad you enjoyed it:-)

    – jansnow

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 6 years ago

    Excellent. I have several photos from that period and they are all in wonderful condition and great to have. Have you thought to put them all together into one big 5 or 6 generation photo? I did just that about 10 years ago and am now considering upgrading it. It’s in RB somewhere – I’ll find it and send you the URL. Peter

  • Fantastic, I’d love to see it. I do have a 5-generation “Photo Pedigree Chart” that is really something to see.

    – jansnow

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 6 years ago

    I have just BM’d it to you. Peter

  • Haven’t seen it yet. Do you want to retry it?

    – jansnow

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  • sunshine0
    sunshine0over 6 years ago

    Very nice Jan. What program are you using to restore your photos?

  • This one hasn’t been restored, it’s as is except I cleaned up the border and add her name.. I use Photoshop CS when I do restorations.

    – jansnow

  • ©FoxfireGallery / FloorOne Photography
    ©FoxfireGaller...over 6 years ago

    This is a a quality photograph when one considers tha tit was tkaen over 100 years ago.
    It obviously was taken by a very talented photographer at the time.

    The little girl is adorable, the effect is wonderful.

    DMarie is right the paper was much thicker, but we also need to remember that the photographer probably produced is own paper. He mixed teh chemicals in a dark room, than covered the thick paper with the photosensitive solution. No light was aloud to enter the room, the cracks where sealed and blackened out during the process.

    The paper than had to be dried before the process of exposing the image onto the paper and developing it into the three chemical baths.

    Even before he could take he image he had to prepare the photographic plates in a not to dissimilar way to the paper. No batch was ever 100% identical.

    One has to admire the photographic pioneers of yesteryear

  • That’s wonderful background material on photo processing from that time. Thank you CJ for educating me, it seems like an awful lot of work! I’m glad I live in he digital age:-)

    – jansnow

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 6 years ago

    most excellent

  • Thank you, I sure think she’s a pretty little thing!

    – jansnow

  • Devalyn Marshall
    Devalyn Marshallover 6 years ago

    WOW! So beautiful!

  • hirst
    hirstover 6 years ago

    Just delightful, lovely, there is something so special about these old prints!!

  • Thanks Shirley, I’m glad you like the old photos:-)

    – jansnow

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