I was always really cynical about “before-and-after” pictures, until I saw these amazing photos. They’ve been lovingly repaired, free of charge, by volunteers at the charity CARE for Sandy. The organization was set up to salvage photographs that had been submerged in the floods caused by superstorm Sandy. The team even got to touch up Brad Pitt recently, but don’t tell Angelina!
A family brought a wet, super stinky clump of photographs to be restored, including this favorite snap of Brad Pitt taken back in the nineties. The photographs were so stinky that the volunteers had to wear face masks and use fans.
This is a picture from Al and Terry Fabiano’s wedding day, featuring the song they first danced to as husband and wife. Their wedding album was submerged in flood water.
The Sullivan family, from a neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., threw away their photographs after giving up hope of ever having them restored. They quickly retrieved them when they found out about CARE for Sandy.
A family brought in this honeymoon picture to be restored. It’s the only remaining photograph they have of their mom.
The most dramatic CARE for Sandy restoration to date. The damaged photograph had to be pried out of its picture frame.