First Viewing of Historic Photo Exhibit

historic photo exhibit to Senior Space

Wednesday, November 30th was the initial showing of the recently restored photos. The women of the Senior Space were invited to the showing and to listen to the historical presentation. It was well received!

Sixteen of our historic photos from our Dorn Photo Studio collection had been damaged over time. Jill Merriman and Kate Rafferty of the Woman’s Club of Red Bank helped write a grant request of the Monmouth Arts ( to help restore these photos. We were awarded a mini-grant!

Monmouth Arts

ABOUT THE RESTORATION PROCESS: The Merriman’s digitized the photos. The digitized photos were restored by Lenni Gabriele of Old Photos Repaired. After they were restored, they were sent to Jeff of FrameTech for professional matting and framing. Meanwhile Jill and Kate attempted to identify subjects and time periods with the help of the Red Bank Library reference librarian Barbara Pickell.