Jane Reece was an incredible photographer. Very much involved in the Pictorialist Style that so many of us love today. If you have never heard of Jane you should investigate her accomplishments, images and legacy she left behind. A starting place would be this web site: http://www.wright.edu/~maryanne.kirk/
Also look at http://www.odjfs.state.oh.us/women/h...bio.asp?ID=253 and certainly look at http://www.libraries.wright.edu/spec...iles/ms185.pdf
Jane loved experimenting and one thing she is known for was the use of Oriental Tissue Paper that she printed upon. Our family has several portraits from Jane Reece and one Tissue Print is endangered of extinction from growing crud on the image inside of the frame.
I know my first step is to photograph the image in the double glass frame for preservation (the tissue is between two glass plates and on a swivel C shaped frame so you can see it from both sides or have light from a window illuminate it). So one I capture a good image and can Photoshop that back to life later, but my main desire is to save the original tissue print.
Does anyone have any experience in restorations of such delicate images? Certainly love to start this thread out for this image and for all who strive to protect the fading or fungusing of priceless images.
Will post images later today or tomorrow to give you all some idea of what the tissue pring looks like.
Attached is an image of Jane Reece from the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame.