The original of this photograph measured a little under 3" x 4" and the damage was mostly limited to the background. The hairline was restored. Marks around the jaw and a slightly more awkward crease across one eye were also retouched.
The yellow discolouration has been removed and adjustments made to contrast and brightness. At this point the photograph could have been left as "black and white" or perhaps given a gentle sepia tone to warm it up a little. Instead, the customer chose to have the photograph hand coloured.
Here is the final print (which was actually enlarged to 6" x 8" and framed with an oval mount). The original photograph was taken in 1948 so I applied a subtle colour wash to suit the period.
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