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The Beautiful Lady - With No Name

Updated on May 27, 2013
Original photo of "The Beautiful Lady - With No Name"
Original photo of "The Beautiful Lady - With No Name" | Source

Old Photos

While Mum and I were going down Memory Lane looking at old photos we came across this one.

Its excellent colour quality caught my eye immediately, as it stood out amongst all the old black and white photos.

Who is she?

Mum knew immediately; she was my Uncle’s first love.

That dated the photo about 1950, over 60 years ago.

Sadly, my Uncle is no longer with us, how I would have loved to know more about her.

Did you mourn a lost love


Or did you love and forget?


I wonder did you love again


Get married, have children


I hope your life was full of


Happiness


My beautiful lady with no name

Colour photography was invented in the early 1900’s, but it wasn’t until the 1930’s that it became popular and more readily available.

A studio portrait like my beautiful lady would have still been expensive.

The photograph was still in good condition, so there was minimal restoration work to do.

I scanned the photo at 600dpi and used Adobe Photoshop for the restoration work.

Restored photo of "The Beautiful Lady - With No Name"
Restored photo of "The Beautiful Lady - With No Name" | Source

Restoring Photos

The colour of the original photo was quite faded. Thankfully, Adobe Photoshop has a nice quick fix to restore faded colour.

Go to IMAGE , ADJUSTMENTS , and click on AUTO LEVELS.

Adobe does a very accurate colour restore and it’s quite painless!

Next go to IMAGE , ADJUSTMENTS , and click on CURVES.

A new window opens to make a manual adjustment to brightness and contrast.

If you are restoring photos always work on your photo zoomed in, to remove dust, scratches and blemishes and keep saving a copy of your work.

For some nice easy tips please see my hub Photo Restoration: Scanning and Restoring Photos at Home.

Although I still do not know her name, the crispness of colour and quality of the image seems to make her even more beautiful!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi stars439, I am sure you are right, I am convinced my beautiful lady would have been a wonderful wife, devoted mother and had adoring children, thank you so much for your comments, I really do appreciate them. Have a lovely day.

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      stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      As lovely as she was, perhaps she has had a wonderful life. Very nice hub. God Bless You.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi always exploring, isn't she intriguing? that's her own make up, she just has so much classy style! I am going to Mums today and intend on having another good rummage through the photos and see if I can find out more!!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      What a shame that you don't know her name. She is very beautiful. Did she have make up on or did you add that? Her dress is lovely too, it looks like hand embroidery. Thank you for sharing.

      Cheers

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi jami, thank you so much for your lovely kind words, I appreciate them, have a great day and i will look forward to seeing you again!

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      jami l. pereira 6 years ago

      You do beautiful work ,Ms. Movie master , i enjoyed this hub ! informative and fascinating indeed! it was a pleasure to read your beginning bio also . Good luck on your future projecs!:)Voted up and awesome!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi RTalloni, I was so pleased mum and I spent some time together looking at her old photos, there was nothing written at all on any of the photos, and I thought how sad it would be, if I had been looking at those photos on my own,I wouldn't have had a clue about anyone. I think this lady is lovely and I just hope I can find out some more about her in the 'photo box' Thank you so much for your comments and voting up, I so enjoyed sharing on this one.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      She is so beautiful! Do you know exactly where she was from?

      I have some old photos with no names, no stories, not even enough info to say whether they are family members or not. I have wondered what it would be like to post hubs with them, titled "Do You Know These People?" Could be fun, and then again, might not be.

      Appreciate hubs that share knowledge about photography and photography services.

      Voted up.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sunnie Day, you have so much to look forward to, enjoy!

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      So far so good...It still has not hit me that i do not have to go back to work..I am sure when school starts and on those winter days I can crawl back into bed..I will have a big smile on my face. Thank you for asking.

      God Bless,

      Sunnie

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Good morning Sunnie Day, you are up bright and early and how are your early days of retirement suiting you? thinking of you... yes isn't she beautiful? I really enjoyed restoring this one, take care and see you soon.x

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      A very beautiful woman..we have tons of old photo's that we have no idea who they may be..It is hard to throw out as somehow it feels as if we may be dishonoring that person..it is nice to have the option to get a photo restored. Thank you for such a great hub.

      Sunnie

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Pamela-anne, isn't it intriguing? I wonder if I will find out anymore...glad you enjoyed the restoration tips, thanks for dropping by and take care.

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      Pamela-anne 6 years ago from Miller Lake

      Great photo I wonder what became of her if she found love again? Great tips for restoring photos!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi marcoujor, yes aren't those eyes mysterious!!! many thanks for dropping by and pushing the buttons, l am looking forward to following you around as well!! see you soon.

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Movie Master,

      Those eyes certainly look like they have a story to tell! What a lovely lady and utterly fascinating to uncover such treasures/ mysteries!

      Voted UP & AWESOME & BEAUTIFUL!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Thelmac, yes she is quite intriguing, I am really enjoying delving to see what more I can find out. Thanks for dropping by, have a great day!

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      Thelma Raker Coffone 6 years ago from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA

      Yes she is indeed a lovely lady. Hope you find out more about her.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi KKG, I love old photos as well, I think the beautiful lady is a bit special! thanks for dropping by, have a great weekend!

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I love old pictures, they have such mystery. She was a beautiful woman.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi DimFc Nice to see you here, thanks for your lovely words, glad you enjoyed it!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      What a beautiful story and a beautiful lady.

      Great information too about restoring old photos.

      Thanks for sharing this with us.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ashantina, great to see you here today, there is some fantastic software available these days that gives great results, yes she really is quite a mystery! take care

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      Ashantina 6 years ago

      Great job MM! Technology never ceases to amaze me.... And would so have loved to know more about this beautiful mysterious love :)

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Fossillady, it's nice to see you, so funny! hopefully as I make my way through Mum's old photos I will find out more and there will be another instalment! have a great day!

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      A lovely photo and the mystery is killing me..lol

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi mcbirdbks, thanks for stopping by nice to see you, isn't she beautiful? worthy of being restored I thought, thanks for voting up and will look forward to seeing you again soon!

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      mckbirdbks 6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Just stopped by to see what was on your mind. What a beautiful memory, that you have restored. While I was here I Voted up.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Dexter, yes she's lovely - I find her fascinating! you know my love for restoring photos!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Lynn,isn't she beautiful! Mum's photo collection is like a treasure trove, so hopefully I will find out more! take care and thanks for dropping by.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Hi Movie Master! What a beautiful photo of "The Beautiful Lady...." Great tips for restoration!

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      Lynn S. Murphy 6 years ago

      She is beautiful and what a find. Here's hoping you get some info on her. If she's around your uncle's age give or take - you may check old yearbooks or class photos. Good luck. Thanks for the PSE tips. That software just baffles me.