To practice restoring a historical image I used a stereograph from the New York Public Library, entitled, A Plantation Scene in South Carolina. Below you will see both the original and my restored image.
Original Sterograph: “A Plantation Scene in South Carolina.” NYPL Digital Collections. Accessed April 1, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-af1e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99.
This is the restored image. On this image I created a new layer, used the paint brush and darkened the left side of the image, then used Gaussian blur. I also used the color balance and curves tools to help balance the color tones. I used the dodge tool to lighten the figures in the foreground. I then cut the right side from the image and placed it on the left to recreate the 3-D effect of a stereograph.