Old photo restoration

Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by kristiaan, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

    That sculpture is very..... enthusiastic! :wideyed::wideyed::wideyed:
     
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  2. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    That's Brabo. He was a Roman soldier. There was a giant that controlled shipping and would cut off the hand of any ship's captain who refused to pay the toll and throw them in the river. Brabo cut off the giant's hand and threw it into the river, thus freeing the district. The area of Belgium known as Brabant is named for him. The statue represents him throwing the hand. Antwerp is supposedly called that because it can be loosely translated as (H)ant (hand) Werpen (launch, or throw). Kristiaan will correct me if I'm wrong, but that's what we learned.
     
  3. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

    Thank you! That explains the big legs!
     
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  4. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Bev, you and Kristiaan have made this a fascinating thread!!!! Thanks to your travels, and connections!!, hopefully, Kristiaan may have some success with his old photographs, I hope so, for you Kristiaan!!!! Best of luck!!
     
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  5. kristiaan

    kristiaan Well-Known Member

    Thanks!
    That is correct!
    All I can ad is that the sculptor made a error!
    Try to throw anything (not just a hand) with a run-up, with the same arm(and hand) as the leg you are leaning on...it is not easy...
    The sculptor's name is Jef Lambeaux.
    He also made this sculpture;
    https://www.kunstveiling.be/items/jef-lambeaux-erotische-voorstelling-vrouwenbrons/20034
    But not suitable to put on a public place ...( at that time...) ;-)
     
  6. kristiaan

    kristiaan Well-Known Member

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    Here is a pic of the bakery I was talking about.
    The pic was taken in 1934, for the 50 th anniversary.
    The shop and the facade, didn't change since.
    The place is about 5 to 6 minutes walk from Brabo.
     
  7. kristiaan

    kristiaan Well-Known Member

  8. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    Europeans in general are not prudish. We see this figure every time we drive from Brussels to Kortrijk. Tp57j5IDCEx113oB6HTiqc2gqj9E60w_5EGvN5rDbGo.jpg
     
  9. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    I have VERY FEW photos of myself but a picture of myself at 18yrs. old is damaged, all in one piece but with a crack in it .. would anyone here be able to repair it ? I would be most grateful .. I would mail it to you .. Joy.
     
  10. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Well .. I may have been out of line here ... :( .. Sorry.
     
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  11. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

  12. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think those photos represent repaired originals. I think they are producing cleaned up digitized images from the originals. In several of the instances, I am seeing differences in the re-worked pictures that are markedly inconsistent with the originals.

    @Christmasjoy: I can't repair your photo, but I may be able to supply you with a digital image suitable for printing. A look at the damage, or maybe the worst section of the damage, would make it easier to tell if there's anything I can do.
     
  13. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Thank You so much for the reply MOS .. Would it be okay if I mailed it to you because I know NOTHING about scanners or anything else to do with computers .. just how to type and 'send' .. my son would take care of other stuff for me but he and family are now moved to Calgary. I do appreciate your offer of help, and also thank Aqui :). If it can't be done That's okay too .. a digital image would be fine too ... Joy. :):):)
     
  14. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Hi MOS .. I've just mailed off my photo to Aquitaine .. Thank You so much for your offer of help .. you are a kind soul ..... Joy. :):):):):)
     
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  15. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Should all work out well. Best of luck.
     
  16. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Thank You .... Joy. :):):)
     
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