Restoration of a 19th century famous photograph of the landmark Dakota building

RESTORATION OF A PHOTOGRAPH OF NEW YORK CITY LANDMARK

This 19th century famous photograph of the landmark Dakota building on Central Park West and 72nd Street in New York City predated the arrival of automobiles and shows the Upper West Side at the time when most of it was occupied by small farms and plots of waste land.

Digital archiving and restoration of this photograph was commissioned by one of New York City exclusive private social clubs dedicated to preservation of New York history. The process started with capturing a high resolution digital image using a professional wide format flatbed photo scanner. The digital image carefully retouched to remove the appearance of scratches and other damages that covered the surface of the photograph over the years. Once the restored image was judge to appear to be as close to the original as possible, a 16x20 print was produced on fine art natural fiber paper.

           
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