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Repair and Restoration on the 1895 Ottawa Map

Repair and Restoration on the 1895 Ottawa Map

To understand what goes into restoring a map as old as the 1895 Ottawa Map I wanted to provide some samples of the type of repairs I did. It's very exciting seeing a map that has been deteriorating for decades begin to once again look like new.  First I had to repair the cut that divided the map in half.  While this seems like it would be the most difficult part of the repair, it actually was not as bad as you might think because the cut was so clean.  After this was the crease to the left of the...

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Hello World

Hello World

Here we go! As a fan of history, I have always enjoyed the two cities of Ottawa and Detroit. Living near Ottawa, there is such rich archives and museums to experience. And growing up in Southern Ontario, I always had an attachment to Detroit.  My love of history has combined with photography and has lead me to restore some amazing historical photos and maps I have come across. I'm starting this shop because I hope the maps and images I have restored will be of interest to others. I hope in the future to add to the collection and perhaps eventually...

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