DescriptionDigitally restored, lobby card art, re-sized for greeting cards. Lobby cards introduced in 1910, were designed for display in the open-air lobbies or foyers of silent movie theaters. They lured pedestrians into the theater by advertising dramatic, key scenes from the movie or highlighting popular actors. Lobby cards usually included include both the photographic and artistic renderings of scenes and characters from the films being shown, and often prominently displayed the names of actors and film studios. This card has been extensively repaired and restored to a condition the equal or better then when it was first published. The Restored Reproduction Images have been Copyrighted, by Shortrunusa, LLC
Al Dawe, Central, NY Member Since April 2010 Artist Statement I'm a visual person, with a background in photography. For the last 20 years I've resided in rural upstate New York. A special passion is country auctions, I've been to hundreds, and my home is filled with all types of vintage artwork, including book illustrations. I started experimenting with repairing and restoring vintage, public domain, photos and illustrations with a scanner and PhotoShop over 7 years ago. I'm self-taught, but I've gotten very good at digital image restoration.
Two years ago I discovered the wonderful digital collections of the Library of Congress. Anyone can download images from the collection, but they were digitized AS-IS, and that's how you receive them. Rips, holes, tears, creases, folds, dust & dirt spots, discoloration and fading can be found on almost every downloaded image. But I've repaired and restored almost 200 images. From Currier & Ives engravings, to Wright Brothers & Edward Curtis photographs, and posters from WWI and the theater.
I also provide an unique service in the restoration of digital vintage images, either on a hourly basis or a flat rate fee. This is a small, one person company, I do all the restorations myself, I'm semi-retired; so I do have limits on the number of restoration projects I will accept.
You are welcome to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any digital restoration project you have in mind.