Restoring photographs will always be a great love of mine. To be able to breathe life back into an old photograph can be a gift to the family that receives it. This image was restored by first creating a new gelatin silver negative and photograph. The photograph was then sepia toned and painted with oil. The frame had seen some wear with time, so it too was given some new paint. Now back together with it's original frame, this painted photograph allows the family to see a face that had long ago faded giving back what seemed lost to time.