This photo is of Michael's grandmother, Sarah Murray (Joseph) 1885 - 1958, on the right as you're looking at the photo.
Next to Sarah, her sister Rose Joseph 1888 - 1969.
Michael doesn't know who the other two women are but thinks that the woman on the left is Sarah's sister Leah.
The date is probably mid-fifties and the reason for the highly damaged state of the photo is unknown.
I've used my newly acquired Photoshop Elements 15 to try and improve the photo.
As before (see previous post) I've used Guided Edits and the Restore Old Photo option.
I've done some judicious cropping of the photo and applied the Spot Healing Tool to the cracks.
The Healing Brush Tool helped to re-instate a part of the unknown woman's spotty dress.
And the Auto Levels button has sharpened the photo slightly.
Again, it's far from perfect but much improved, I think.
The next photo is probably about 1936 / 37. The women sitting in the deckchairs are my great aunts.
Great Aunt Sarah on the right as you're looking at the photo.
Great Aunt Edith on the left.
The girl on the right is my mum, Doreen Ashworth 1927 - 1982, and the other girl is unknown.
The location could be Wakefield Park which was where both the great aunts lived at that time. (Wakefield in Yorkshire - not actually in the park.)
Photoshop Elements 15
Restore Old Photos
Spot Healing Tool
and considerable improvement I think.
I'm pleased with the next photo. All we have is a photocopy of the photo which shows Michael's mother, Rose Murray 1908 - 2006, when she was about twelve years old.
Rose is on the front row, first person on the left as you're looking at the image.
Photoshop Elements 15
Convert to B&W
and I think it's much clearer.
I've fixed several other old Family History photos with Photoshop Elements 15 but that's probably enough for today!
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