1926 – Gramma as a Young Woman

This week I haven’t been working, so I decided to work on a little photo restoration.  This is my maternal grandmother as a young woman in 1926.  This is at 135 Indian Church Road, the home of her adoptive parents.   Her birth name was Bryan, but she was adopted by the Stumpffs before she was five. I love the purse she is holding.  She looks quite fashionable for the day.  My uncle tells me she was raised in a polite upper middle class home, well cared for, with nice clothes and piano lessons.  She reunited with her birth parents after she was married.

There were stains that I removed and played with the contrast.  Actually I jacked the contrast, but I like the effect.  The image was tilted so I decided to straighten it.   I added the deckled frame.  If I could I would add the frame to every image.   I love deckled edges.  The before and after is here so you can see the changes.

1926 Helen Bryan Kubiak
Before Editing

 

1926 Helen Bryan Kubiak
After Editing