A Quiet Afternoon At Home, 1910 (II)

1910 – A young man sits at the table and reads a book. Scan © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Earlier today I shared a photo from 1910 from our family archive. In the same folder I found this photo, showing a young man of maybe 18 years as he reads a book at a table. This image has been taken in the same location as the other one, however the photographer has rearranged the furniture. (He kept the big painting, though, which is a giveaway on the location.)

This image also challenged my editing skills as the original print is in a terrible condition. It has faded a lot. There are many color stains and countless little specks all over the print. The exposure was much better than in the other photo, though. I’ve restored the image to come as closely as possible to the (perceived) intent of the photographer. Today, it’s a pretty cool 42 Megapixel image that can hopefully survive the next centuries, somewhere.

In case you are wondering how the print looked before the editing – here’s the calibrated scan:

Color calibrated scan of a 1910 picture found in the Zanzig/Gorber family archive. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The high resolution image

Capture Date1910
Image Source12 x 16.5 cm black & white print
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions7713 x 5531 Pixels
CopyrightScan © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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