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Rapidsoft Press: Work Samples
BeforeThis photo of the Breckwoldt family ca 1911 had been mounted on cardboard and subsequently broken; a portion of the center was missing. The print was “noisy” and had poor contrast.
AfterThe two pieces were joined, cloning the center section from existing portions. Most of the “noise” has been removed, and the contrast and brightness were improved. The result is suitable for publication.
BeforeThis snapshot of a little girl suffered from having been carried around in her father’s wallet for some 20 years.
AfterThe repaired version has had the defects removed and the contrast improved. Some “noise” and blurring in the original also have been fixed.
BeforeThis photo of a friend’s mother had been mishandled, sporting in two places what look like tiny footprints.
AfterIn the finished version all defects have been repaired and the contrast improved.
BeforeThis photo of a San Francisco drawing room ca 1900, mounted on cardboard, had a “ghost” on the bannister as well as numerous small defects. The print as received also had a “washed out” look.
AfterThe “ghost” has been removed, the defects corrected, and the contrast and brightness improved.
BeforeThe client requested only that the background above the wall be removed.
AfterIn addition to the insertion of some sky above the wall, the obnoxious bottle of ketchup and some other extraneous items also have been removed.
BeforeA nice group picture marred by a distracting pile of magazines on the left side.
AfterAfter removing the magazines, suitable reflections were created in their place, with considerable work going into depicting the striated reflections as seen on the shiny surface of the table.
BeforeThis print had been terribly treated: creased and cracked, possibly partially crumpled up, and smudged.
AfterAll defects have been repaired, borders straightened out, and the cute baby pictured is recovered.
The Tragic Sinking of the Steamship VestrisThis is the sad story of a disaster that never should have happened. When the steamship Vestris pulled away from her Hoboken pier on a sunny day in November 1928, headed for Buenos Aires, carrying almost 8,000 tons of cargo, 128 civilian passengers, and 197 crew members, all seemed well. In truth, she was a decrepit old ship, not seaworthy in anything but the best of weather. The weather on this trip would prove too severe for this tired vessel.
She went down to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, November 12, 1928, with the loss of 111 lives, most of them passengers. There were 214 survivors, 60 of them passengers. These are their stories, told in their own words.