Photo Restoration - 9/15

I recently had the privilege of restoring this photo.  I really enjoyed this particular photo restoration because it is such a nice difference between the original and the edited image. Below is a series of images that shows my progression throughout the restoration.  When the image came to me it was cracked and tattered and taped.  Now that the restoration is complete it has that same aged quality but without all the flaws and distractions.  My favorite way of doing restorations is to keep the natural aged look that the photo already has rather than trying to make it look like a brand new photo. I think that is part of the charm!