Carol Hawkins Studio photo restoration
Professional restoration performed with
respect, love, & the talent of a true artist
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The first image you see, below, is the original image as it appeared when Carol received it for restoration.
Slide the arrow to the right to reveal the image after Carol's amazing restoration work.


convex photo that was framed behind bubble glass is dry, brittle, and coated with varnish that has darkened over the years. Toddler's hair was over painted with permanent white paint. This image required extensive restoration.
After many hours of expert loving restoration and repainting the toddler's hair to the correct color. Carol Hawkins Studio 512-327-2700

Convex photos such as those which were framed historically in "Bubble Glass" pose many unique problems. The board on which they were printed becomes dry and brittle. They crack and break when handled. Pieces get lost and people assume that there's no hope for repair. The varnish with which many photos were protected darkens over the years making photos appear much darker and more "amber" in color.

Apparently someone thought this little girl's hair wasn't light enough in the photo so they tried to improve it with white paint. PERMANENT paint! Carol archivally repaired the damage to the photo and repainted the hair so that it seems the damage never happened. Note recovered detail in dress, bird's eye lace, etc.  It took many hours of loving attention to detail.