Thompson, who restores heirloom photos, offers a free evaluation and estimate if you send a copy of your damaged photo to Imagination Studio, 2812 Tanglewood Dr, Sarasota FL 34239; 941-922-9553.
Laurie Thompson reports that damaged, faded, irreplaceable photographs can be saved. Storage of your valuable heirloom photos in a dark acid free environment will slow the deterioration process but nothing can stop it. New methods of restoration can reprint images. The original fragile photo is scanned. Then, in a labor-intensive, digital restoration process, the image is converted to a film negative and printed. Your original remains intact.