If I had a time machine I would spend most of my time at the ballpark. But unfortunately, the only time machine available to me is Photoshop, research, patience, and the dedication to create these images that appear to have been taken yesterday.


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No laws of time and space were violated in the productions.

Photo restoration is a hobby that began over 35 years ago, long before the digital tools were available to make anything approaching the quality that can be produced today.

A single portrait in good condition may be completed in a day, while a large team photo in poor condition may take several weeks to a month to complete.

I present to you here with the finished images below the originals. If your favorite team is not represented, it's probably because they didn't exist 100 years ago!

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#1 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. Chicago White Sox, In Their Championship Year Of 1917

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson. Chicago White Sox, In Their Championship Year Of 1917

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Mary Shimkus 1 month ago

We're so used to seeing the past in black and white that when we do see the old photos in color we think it's a recreation. You've done an incredible job on all of these and you can see how you've progressed your talent with time. You've done a fine job.

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#2 "Smokey" Joe Wood. Boston Red Sox, 1915

"Smokey" Joe Wood. Boston Red Sox, 1915

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Marzo Florida 1 month ago

I didnt know that you could renew and colorize old photos, and the look in his face makes this one my fav ☺

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#6 Trio Of Brooklyn Robins At Braves Field, Boston, 1916

Trio Of Brooklyn Robins At Braves Field, Boston, 1916

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Chris Deyncourt 1 month ago

Whats the legality of this? How do you get these pictures then re-finish them and post them on your website or wherever?

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#7 Grover Cleveland Alexander. Philadelphia Phillies, 1914

Grover Cleveland Alexander. Philadelphia Phillies, 1914

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Chris Deyncourt 1 month ago

Follow me @DeynDash fellow photographer myself

#9 "Chief" Meyers. Brooklyn, 1916

"Chief" Meyers. Brooklyn, 1916

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OdangaUsagi 1 month ago

I like the added dirt to his uniform. You can somewhat see that in the original, but I probably wouldn't have made an emphasis out of it like this artist did.

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