Photo Retouching: Gramps

This was a long over-due gift to my mother - the restoration of one of the few photos we have of her grandfather at his watchmaker's bench. Gramps was a professional jeweler and watchmaker in Salisbury, NC (not far from where my family lives now). You might be able to make out his crutches in the background - in his late twenties he suffered from crippling rheumatoid arthritis that made it impossible for him to walk without them. I never knew him, but I love tracing the urge to craft and create through the generations of my family.