We Restore and Preserve Historic, Vintage and Family Photographs

Photographs suffer from brittleness, acidity, tears, holes, wrinkles, fading and stains.  Our photo restoration services include limited surface cleaning, removal of tape and old repairs, flattening, repairs to tears or holes and color-matched retouching.  We also offer digital restoration and reproduction services to provide clean restored copies of your damaged or deteriorated photographs.

Examples of Our Work

Holiday snapshots, baby pictures, wedding pictures and treasured family photographs are great ways to preserve your memories. Unfortunately, the life expectancy of a photograph is very much dependent upon the care and handling that it receives. Photographs can easily be damaged by improper handling, storage, display and framing. There are however, things that you can and should do to safeguard these important documents of your past.

Prevent deterioration by keeping photographic materials in a proper environment. Never store photographs in an attic or basement where they are exposed to extreme temperatures and high humidity. Relative humidity is probably the single most important factor in preserving photographs. Humidity levels above sixty percent accelerate deterioration. Extended exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can fade and severely damage photographs. Avoid touching fragile photographic materials as much as possible. Wear clean cotton gloves when handling negatives and prints to prevent fingerprints and stains.

When disaster strikes and family keepsakes become torn, stained, burned, wet or faded, there are two very different methods used to restore damaged photographs. Our experienced conservators can usually surface clean, mend tears, replace missing areas and perform limited restorations to restore and preserve the original photograph. A damaged photograph can also be scanned and digitally reproduced to include edits and digital restorations that are truly remarkable.

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Request a quote by filling out our brief form and uploading images.

Once we’ve looked over your project, we will then contact you with treatment options and a preliminary estimate.

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Old World Restorations, Inc.
5729 Dragon Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227 USA

(513) 271-5459
(513) 271-5418 (Fax)
E-mail: info@oldworldrestorations.com

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Office Hours by appointment:

Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Appointments outside office hours can be arranged by calling (513) 271-5459  ext:101

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