Behold our third of 3 restoration albums, representing more than 1,350 entries bedazzled by our many global volunteers! Revisit this page frequently for new additions. Also visit our Flickr account, to survey each Before + After set as a beautiful cascading wall.

*Click on images to view impressive enlarged versions. It takes close inspection to reveal how dirty most of these photographs are!

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  • wardjem_nassau_20130407_010_cr2x_RIP_OHv1_st_splice

    *Do you work for Macy's or know someone who does? Would you be willing to surprise this hurricane Sandy single mom and daughter with a new 2014 Santaland portrait? We know they're still struggling to recoup post-storm and would be SO excited were the former to happen. Please write to careforsandy (at) gmail ||| RESTORED BY: Óscar Hilillo (Malaga, Spain) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Massapequa, Long Island, NY

  • landemp_nassau_20130407_011_cr_RIP_ACv2_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Amy Crooks (Rahdrum, ID) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Cedarhurst (Long Island) NY

  • Kellstl_redhook_20130224_033_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_041_cr _RIP_DJv3_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS + Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY

  • Kellstl_redhook_20130224_021_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_026_cr_RIP_RMv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Rutger Muijen (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_022_cr_RIP_BEv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Bernie E. (San Diego, CA) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| Staten Island, NY

  • casadaf_nassau_20130407_024_cr2x_RIP_BEv1_st+splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Bernie E. (San Diego, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_037_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you so much for this wonderful picture of my older daughter, Ellen. This was probably the first time she sat up by herself! Of course I am thrilled to have this moment restored for all time. This means the world to me to be able to enjoy these familiar photos once again! Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving and wish all your volunteers as well! You all get my extra thanks for all you have brought back to my family's and my life!"

  • vicega_rockaways_112012_008a_cr_RIP_RMv2_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Rutger Muijen (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • hornica_nassau_20130407_0030_008_cr2x_SKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Sandra Kerry (Portland, ME) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Oceanside (Long Island), NY

  • sm_rockaways_112012_001_mc_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Madeline Stack ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY ||| Dear Family. We haven't had any success attempting to reunite you with your restorations. If you see this, please get in touch.

  • mf_rockaways_112012_008c_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • landemp_nassau_20130407_028_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Cedarhurst (Long Island) NY

  • greeel_nassau_20130407_026_cr_TBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) ||| FAMILY: Glen Greenberg ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, Long Island, NY ||| *Dear family. We've phoned you several times in recent months and mailed you 5 restorations on 10/22/14 but have not received acknowledgement. Please get in touch if you wish to continue receiving our gifts! Thank you!

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_081_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • moorci_midlandbeach_20130413_013_cr_RIP_KMv1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Kate McKinney (Wethersfield, CT) + a lil' CFS tinting ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn (Sheepshead Bay), NY ||| Family provided with classic black & white, sepia and tinted versions. ||| "Once again Thank you to this marvelous staff of CARE for Sandy restorer! You make my day when I receive an unexpected photo restored. It places the biggest smile on my face. That is my mom in green velvet jacket and her good friend on Pitkin Ave in Brooklyn. Mom was 5 years of age in photo taken in 1945. She will get a great kick on having this photo restored. Cheer to all of you. Keep up the fabulous work"

  • sarajoa_sayreville_20130216_028_cr_RIP_TKv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Pics look great once again. Thank you so much"

  • cr_rockaways_112012_019_cr_RIP_Anon_V1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Thank you so much!!!!"

  • cl_statenisland_111912_003a_cr_RIP_KAv1_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Lisa Cardinale's daughter ||| LOCATION: Staten Island

  • charra_rockaways_112012_037a_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| Thank you so much! These are from my parents wedding. They will celebrate their 52nd anniversary in June.

  • schinaj_nassau_20130407_021_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: Nancy Schilt ||| LOCATION: Seaford, (Long Island), NY

  • mf_rockaways_112012_002b_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_033_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| Staten Island, NY ||| Thanks very much, I received these picture and they look awesome. Thanks to the restoration work you do!" ABANDONED BY: Shane Garland (Ireland) 9/24/13 ||| Volunteer never returned a restoration and ignored every email we sent thereafter all year. PLEASE do not offer to restore photos if you cannot keep commitments. Or at minimum be willing to bow out gracefully by letting us know before your 3-month deadline has elapsed so that we can manage family expectations. : (

  • yupamariag_midlandbeach_20130413_031_cr2xB_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • charra_rockaways_112012_006c_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Thank you so much!!!!"

  • alvobos_nassau_20130407_009_cr_RIP_BHv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Brenda Holzworth at Red Bellows Creations (Scottsdale, AZ) ||| FAMILY: Bonnie Alvo-Korman ||| LOCATION: Seaford (Long Island), NY

  • matakr_midlandbeach_20130413_045_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Kristine Matarese ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| *Dear family, if you see this restoration, please write to us. We've sent many many emails/gifts this year, which have not received responses and cannot call every time a restoration is ready. To continue receiving restorations, we need acknowledgement for prior restorations/prompt responses whenever we write. Your past 5 restorations have not received a peep in return. : /

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_029_cr_RIP_LBv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| Staten Island, NY ||| "Thanks very much, I received these pictures and they look awesome...It's my graduation day, and I remember kidding around with my family. I was relieved that classes were over and my Dad was feeling proud. In the shot my Dad wore the uniform hat and grabbed the diploma. It was a great day with some great memories. A day that is close to my heart and a day I will always remember. Thanks to the restoration work you do! I can re-live that day again...today."

  • yupamariag_midlandbeach_20130413_030_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| Staff note: We scan at 600dpi so that families can print 4x6s as pristine 8x10s. Flickr does not display our largest sizes. Believe it or not at full scale, this original was covered in a spray of white hickies that required time-intensive removal.

  • mf_rockaways_112012_003d_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| ABANDONED BY: Gary Ford (Mission Viejo, CA) 8/23/13. Abandoned 9 months after adopting. PLEASE do not offer to restore photos if you cannot keep commitments. Or at minimum be willing to send a respectful memo before a given 3-month deadline has passed, so that we can keep families informed without raising false hopes, and so that we do not waste time on our end either. : (

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_063_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Thanks for the beautiful picture of my little guy. It brings back such good memories. Thanks for all your hard work." ||| ABANDONED BY: Dina Itayem (Memphis, TN) 7/26/13 ||| Volunteer never submitted a restoration and ignored every email we sent over the course of 7 months. PLEASE do not offer to help restore photos if you cannot keep commitments. Or at minimum be willing to bow out with grace before your 3-month deadline has elapsed, by notifying staff, so that we can manage family expectations. :(

  • BradSu_belleharbor_20132701_099_RIP_TKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Susan Brady ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • pottsat_sayerville_20130216_021_cr2x_RIP_LMv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Laura Macfadyen (London, England, UK) ||| FAMILY: Athena Potts ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • sarajoa_sayreville_20130216_009_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Pics look great once again. Thank you so much"

  • perica_midlandbeach_20130413_039_cr_RIP_ACv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Agata C. (Coventry, England, UK) ||| FAMILY: "Angela" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank you for the photo of my Mom & Me....especially at this time. One week ago she was buried & these are more precious than ever."

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_001_mc_cr_RIP_BDv2_st4_splice_vert

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "Saturday was beyond awesome! I was so excited to meet you and am so glad it finally worked out! There truly are no words for what you and the volunteers have given back to my family. It is truly inspirational! We have been going through the beautiful album over and over again... I have found everyone looking at it independently and together since you have it to is.....what an truly incredible surprise ;) "

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_013_cr2x_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you so much for yesterday and especially for my wonderful picture album! I was so stunned by this unexpected surprise and the time and effort you and the other volunteers put in to make this happen! This was so special and went beyond anything I would have imagined. I hope you know how grateful I am to you and your team for all your generosity in restoring my most cherished memories through these pictures! Larry was as surprised and delighted as I was to experience what I have been telling him about you first hand! I feel privileged to know you! Thank you again for everything!"

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_010_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_hori

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: Team Dobson CFS! ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, Ny ||| "Saturday was beyond awesome! I was so excited to meet you and am so glad it finally worked out! There truly are no words for what you and the volunteers have given back to my family. It is truly inspirational! We have been going through the beautiful album over and over again... I have found everyone looking at it independently and together since you have it to is.....what an truly incredible surprise ;) "

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_032_cr_RIP_JLv1_st_splice_vert

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: Jessica Lau (Queens, NY) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you so much for yesterday and especially for my wonderful picture album! I was so stunned by this unexpected surprise and the time and effort you and the other volunteers put in to make this happen! This was so special and went beyond anything I would have imagined. I hope you know how grateful I am to you and your team for all your generosity in restoring my most cherished memories through these pictures! Larry was as surprised and delighted as I was to experience what I have been telling him about you first hand! I feel privileged to know you! Thank you again for everything!"

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_012_cr2x_RIP_KVCFSv2_splice_trio

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you so much for yesterday and especially for my wonderful picture album! I was so stunned by this unexpected surprise and the time and effort you and the other volunteers put in to make this happen! This was so special and went beyond anything I would have imagined. I hope you know how grateful I am to you and your team for all your generosity in restoring my most cherished memories through these pictures! Larry was as surprised and delighted as I was to experience what I have been telling him about you first hand! I feel privileged to know you! Thank you again for everything!"

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_020_cr_RIP_JNv1_st_splice

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you so much for yesterday and especially for my wonderful picture album! I was so stunned by this unexpected surprise and the time and effort you and the other volunteers put in to make this happen! This was so special and went beyond anything I would have imagined. I hope you know how grateful I am to you and your team for all your generosity in restoring my most cherished memories through these pictures! Larry was as surprised and delighted as I was to experience what I have been telling him about you first hand! I feel privileged to know you! Thank you again for everything!"

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_015_RIP_CCV1_st_splice_hori

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you so much for yesterday and especially for my wonderful picture album! I was so stunned by this unexpected surprise and the time and effort you and the other volunteers put in to make this happen! This was so special and went beyond anything I would have imagined. I hope you know how grateful I am to you and your team for all your generosity in restoring my most cherished memories through these pictures! Larry was as surprised and delighted as I was to experience what I have been telling him about you first hand! I feel privileged to know you! Thank you again for everything!"

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_007_cr_RIP_JLv1_splice

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: Joey LaDuke (New Boston, MI) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| *Family provided with 'no ceiling lights' option as well ||| "Thank you so much for yesterday and especially for my wonderful picture album! I was so stunned by this unexpected surprise and the time and effort you and the other volunteers put in to make this happen! This was so special and went beyond anything I would have imagined. I hope you know how grateful I am to you and your team for all your generosity in restoring my most cherished memories through these pictures! Larry was as surprised and delighted as I was to experience what I have been telling him about you first hand! I feel privileged to know you! Thank you again for everything!"

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_008_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_hori

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: Anonymous (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "Saturday was beyond awesome! I was so excited to meet you and am so glad it finally worked out! There truly are no words for what you and the volunteers have given back to my family. It is truly inspirational! We have been going through the beautiful album over and over again... I have found everyone looking at it independently and together since you have it to is.....what an truly incredible surprise ;) "

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_028_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you so much for yesterday and especially for my wonderful picture album! I was so stunned by this unexpected surprise and the time and effort you and the other volunteers put in to make this happen! This was so special and went beyond anything I would have imagined. I hope you know how grateful I am to you and your team for all your generosity in restoring my most cherished memories through these pictures! Larry was as surprised and delighted as I was to experience what I have been telling him about you first hand! I feel privileged to know you! Thank you again for everything!"

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_030_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_hori

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| *Family provided with no-date option as well. ||| "Thank you so much for yesterday and especially for my wonderful picture album! I was so stunned by this unexpected surprise and the time and effort you and the other volunteers put in to make this happen! This was so special and went beyond anything I would have imagined. I hope you know how grateful I am to you and your team for all your generosity in restoring my most cherished memories through these pictures! Larry was as surprised and delighted as I was to experience what I have been telling him about you first hand! I feel privileged to know you! Thank you again for everything!"

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_009_cr2x_RIP_KVAv2_st_splice_hori

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you so much for yesterday and especially for my wonderful picture album! I was so stunned by this unexpected surprise and the time and effort you and the other volunteers put in to make this happen! This was so special and went beyond anything I would have imagined. I hope you know how grateful I am to you and your team for all your generosity in restoring my most cherished memories through these pictures! Larry was as surprised and delighted as I was to experience what I have been telling him about you first hand! I feel privileged to know you! Thank you again for everything!"

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_027_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you so much for yesterday and especially for my wonderful picture album! I was so stunned by this unexpected surprise and the time and effort you and the other volunteers put in to make this happen! This was so special and went beyond anything I would have imagined. I hope you know how grateful I am to you and your team for all your generosity in restoring my most cherished memories through these pictures! Larry was as surprised and delighted as I was to experience what I have been telling him about you first hand! I feel privileged to know you! Thank you again for everything!"

  • wardjem_nassau_20130407_017_cr2x_RIP_JWv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Massapequa, Long Island, NY ||| "...thanks again! What you are doing is wonderful!"

  • moorci_midlandbeach_20130413_003_cr_RIP_JNv2_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn (Sheepshead Bay), NY ||| "Thank you again for all of your fabulous restoration to my photos. I can never thank you enough for providing me and my family with a little part of our past. A big warm hug from me to all of you."

  • landemp_nassau_20130407_034_cr_RIP_DJv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Cedarhurst (Long Island) NY

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_009_cr_RIP_TKv1_st_splice_vert

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "Saturday was beyond awesome! I was so excited to meet you and am so glad it finally worked out! There truly are no words for what you and the volunteers have given back to my family. It is truly inspirational! We have been going through the beautiful album over and over again... I have found everyone looking at it independently and together since you have it to is.....what an truly incredible surprise ;) "

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_029_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice_hori_date

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| *Family provided with no-date option as well. ||| "Thank you so much for yesterday and especially for my wonderful picture album! I was so stunned by this unexpected surprise and the time and effort you and the other volunteers put in to make this happen! This was so special and went beyond anything I would have imagined. I hope you know how grateful I am to you and your team for all your generosity in restoring my most cherished memories through these pictures! Larry was as surprised and delighted as I was to experience what I have been telling him about you first hand! I feel privileged to know you! Thank you again for everything!"

  • wardjem_nassau_20130407_040_cr2x_RIP_JWv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Massapequa, Long Island, NY ||| "...thanks again! What you are doing is wonderful!"

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_024_cr2x_RIP_JLv1_st_splice

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: Joey LaDuke (New Boston, MI) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you so much for yesterday and especially for my wonderful picture album! I was so stunned by this unexpected surprise and the time and effort you and the other volunteers put in to make this happen! This was so special and went beyond anything I would have imagined. I hope you know how grateful I am to you and your team for all your generosity in restoring my most cherished memories through these pictures! Larry was as surprised and delighted as I was to experience what I have been telling him about you first hand! I feel privileged to know you! Thank you again for everything!"

  • pottsat_sayerville_20130216_003_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Athena Potts ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • kapiroa_nassau_20130407_014_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thanks so much - the photo looks wonderful! It's me, 37 (!) years ago."

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_018_cr2x_RIP_JLv1_st_splice

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: Joey LaDuke (New Boston, MI) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| ||| "Thank you so much for yesterday and especially for my wonderful picture album! I was so stunned by this unexpected surprise and the time and effort you and the other volunteers put in to make this happen! This was so special and went beyond anything I would have imagined. I hope you know how grateful I am to you and your team for all your generosity in restoring my most cherished memories through these pictures! Larry was as surprised and delighted as I was to experience what I have been telling him about you first hand! I feel privileged to know you! Thank you again for everything!"

  • alvobos_nassau_20130407_017_cr2x_RIP_CCV1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) ||| FAMILY: Bonnie Alvo-Korman ||| LOCATION: Seaford (Long Island), NY

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_026_cr2x_RIP_JLv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Joey LaDuke (New Boston, MI) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "You never cease to amaze me with the timing of your wonderful surprises! I can't believe you took the time to give me a heads up on their arrival! I don't know how to say thank you anymore without finding another language! Unfortunately, I am not literate in anything but English! You are all so amazing and I hope you forward my deepest thanks to the individual that devoted his time and effort to restore my precious photos from my son's Bar Mitzvah! Kudos to all of you and your staff for your generosity on my behalf and all the other victims of Sandy!"

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_002_cr2x_RIP_EJv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Earl Joseph (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "I GOT IT!!!!! That's me and my momma!...So many AMAZING people, like yourself and all the volunteers, never thought twice about commitments they had and stepped up to help others. TWO years later, YOU and YOUR volunteers, continue to give tirelessly of yourselves and NEVER ask for anything...You have put a smile on my face so many times, over the last two years...thank you for ALWAYS making everyone smile."

  • greeel_nassau_20130407_010_cr_RIP_KVAv2_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Glen Greenberg ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, Long Island, NY

  • wardjem_nassau_20130407_033_cr_TKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Massapequa, Long Island, NY ||| "...thanks again! What you are doing is wonderful!"

  • matakr_midlandbeach_20130413_030_cr2x_RIP_RBJv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Kristine Matarese ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • capuchb_Staten_121512_002_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Ralph & Nancy Capurso ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "thank you again for yet another wonderful restoration! my grandpa's birthday is next week and i can't wait to get these printed and framed for him! " ||| *Inscription on back reads: "To Nancy From Ralph 10/24"; Yesteryear typography on back reads: "PLEASE NOTE ADDITIONAL PORTRAITS CAN BE ORDERED BY THE ENTIRE NUMBER THAT APPEARS ABOVE. IF USED FOR PUBLICATION PLEASE GIVE CREDIT LINE TO DELMA STUDIOS 521 5TH AVENUE NEW YORK 17, NEW YORK"

  • krakho_RockawayPark_20130407_037_cr_TWS_v1_splice

    RESTORED BY: Terry Sanders (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Hoong Yee Lee & Seth Krakauer ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • wardjem_nassau_20130407_039_cr2x_RIP_JWv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR)) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Massapequa, Long Island, NY

  • matakr_midlandbeach_20130413_027_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Kristine Matarese ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • wardjem_nassau_20130407_038_cr_RIP_TKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Massapequa, Long Island, NY

  • mf_rockaways_112012_005c_cr_RIP_KMv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Kate McKinney (Wethersfield, CT) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • yupamariag_midlandbeach_20130413_024_cr_JLv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Joey LaDuke (New Boston, MI) ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "It looks really nice. Thank you very much for the work you are doing for us."

  • lozacim_sayreville_20130216_005_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Cindy Loza ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| ABANDONED BY: Fernando Sanchez-Magrane (New York, NY). This image's original volunteer (who claims to have worked as a color correction/retouching professional for 15 years) sent a very poor restoration to us 8-months late — and only after we'd sent multiple update inquiries. But then sadly ignored every amendment request we sent (confirmed as read via email tracking), even though we offered to assist with color and provide helpful tutorials. PLEASE do not offer to restore images for us if you cannot keep commitments. Or if you've changed your mind about volunteering for us and find that you no longer have time to produce a quality restoration? Show a little class and bow out with grace so that we can manage family expectations. Our families deserve nothing but the very best. Thanks to our new volunteer for the rescue!

  • capuchb_Staten_121512_005_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Ralph & Nancy Capurso ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "thank you again for yet another wonderful restoration! my grandpa's birthday is next week and i can't wait to get these printed and framed for him! "

  • cummjom_midlandbeach_20130407_019_cr2x RIP_BCv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: B. Cady (Grand Rapids, MI) ||| FAMILY: JoHanna Cummings ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • straada_nassau_20120407_007_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Adrienne Stratmann ||| LOCATION: Freeport (Long Island), NY

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_021_cr_RIP_TKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ

  • sabbdo_midlandbeach_20130413_003_cr_RIP_LPv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: L. Perera (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Dolores & Phil Sabbatino ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_047_cr_RIP_DKv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "The restoration work that CARE for Sandy has done is nothing short of remarkable...Amazing as always...Thanks, Thanks, Thanks."

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_009_cr_RIP_DKv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "The restoration work that CARE for Sandy has done is nothing short of remarkable...Amazing as always...Thanks, Thanks, Thanks."

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_046_cr_RIP_JEPv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Sandra Kerry (Portland, ME) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ ||| "Thank you so much, I am in awe at how you continue to make such an impact on our lives through your work."

  • gelfma_redhook_20130224_001_mc_cr2x_RIP_DBv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Marilyn & Gary ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, NY ||| "It is really the only baby picture of me I have so I am so appreciative...You have no idea how happy you have made me...I just printed out the picture, and I am so happy." ||| *Staff note: One of our most difficult to restore accurately images yet. Up close there is very little original pixel content left. Akin to restoring a pointillistic Seurat painting.

  • greeel_nassau_20130407_040_cr_TBv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) ||| FAMILY: Glen Greenberg ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, Long Island, NY

  • verisu_nassau_20130407_032_cr_RIP_MNv1_st_splice

    ADOPTED BY: Monika Nesslauer (Munich, Germany) ||| FAMILY: Susan Verity ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, Long Island, NY

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_079_cr_RIP_SLv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Sébastien Labrunie (Bordeaux, France) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Thank you so much for restoring my pictures. I am always so happy to receive them, it brings back such good memories. Again thank you for all the hard work you do."

  • darekab_midlandbeach_20130413_021_cr_RIP_JLv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Joey LaDuke (New Boston, MI) ||| FAMILY: Kate Daretany ||| Staten Island, NY ||| "April 25th will be the 6th full moon since the Harvest moon of October 29th — The 20' tidal wave went through our home and took most of our precious treasures to the bottom of the Atlantic — Our house continues to be "red tagged" but we have comfort in the many many kindnesses of friends and family."

  • darekab_midlandbeach_20130413_030_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Kate Daretany ||| Staten Island, NY ||| "April 25th will be the 6th full moon since the Harvest moon of October 29th — The 20' tidal wave went through our home and took most of our precious treasures to the bottom of the Atlantic — Our house continues to be "red tagged" but we have comfort in the many many kindnesses of friends and family."

  • greeel_nassau_20130407_050_cr_RIP_JNv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Glen Greenberg ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, Long Island, NY

  • bensm_rockaways_112012_080_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Mary Benson ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "Awesome!!! Thanks so much!!"

  • abrasti_nassau_20130407_013_cr_RIP_KBv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kerrin Bell (London, England, UK) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| Woodmere (Long Island), NY

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_041_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Sandra Kerry (Portland, ME) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| Staten Island, NY ||| "god bless you...thank you very very much for all of your help with my sister's pictures. She will be very happy to see these."

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_043_cr2x_RIP_SKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Sandra Kerry (Portland, ME) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| Staten Island, NY ||| "god bless you...thank you very very much for all of your help with my sister's pictures. She will be very happy to see these." ||| From afar you'd never guess this photo was dirty. Upon close-up you'd have noted white spritzy dots all over the image requiring significant spot healing.

  • marcmiw_nassau_20130407_008_cr3x_DBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Hicksville, Long Island, NY

  • pezzjoj_nassau_20130407_014_cr2X_RIP_LBv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: John & Sandy Pezzuto ||| Hicksville, Long Island, NY

  • lozacim_sayreville_20130216_008_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Cindy Loza ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Thanks again thank u so much...Yes it was first bday w the family."

  • bensm_rockaways_112012_031_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Mary Benson ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "Awesome!!! Thanks so much!!"

  • matakr_midlandbeach_20130413_039_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Kristine Matarese ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • veririr_nassau_20130407_009_cr2x_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Richard Verity ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| *Alternate photos indicate child is distinctly brunette

  • veririr_nassau_20130407_034_cr2x_RIP_JLv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Joey LaDuke (New Boston, MI) ||| FAMILY: Richard Verity ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • lozacim_sayreville_20130216_019_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Cindy Loza ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Oh my god thank you so much... This means so much!!!! This is what i needed right now"

  • lamolaa_midlandbeach_20130413_006_cr_RIP_KBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kerrin Bell (London, England, UK) ||| FAMILY: Laura Lamont/Carmela Saulle ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| *Family provided with classic black & white version as well as files w'out dates

  • havekaj_sayreville_20130216_056_cr2x__RIP_JLv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jessica Lau (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Karen" ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ

  • chrige_nassau_20130407_009_cr_RIP_KMv1_splice_sepia

    RESTORED BY: Kate McKinney (Wethersfield, CT) ||| FAMILY: Geri Christianson ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_014_cr_LBv1_RIP_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures. It brings back such good memories. I appreciate everything you do. Thanks again."

  • lamolaa_midlandbeach_20130413_008_cr_RIP_KBv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Kerrin Bell (London, England, UK) ||| FAMILY: Laura Lamont/Carmela Saulle ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| Family provided with a "no date" version as well. ||| P.S. This photo may have looked cleanish to begin with, but we scan at 600dpi and it was grimy at close range indeed!

  • SullElA_Arverne_122912_049a_cr_RIP_CCv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Chris Cosetta (Salida, CA) ||| FAMILY: Liz Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "I am so grateful for you and CARE! You have made so very many people happy!"

  • kellstl_redhook_20130224_078_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY ||| *Stephen is a former Peace Corps volunteer, who ironically used to work with flood victims. His submissions consist almost entirely of photos captured while living in India and Afghanistan.

  • dugaanm_midlandbeach_20130413_001_mc_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_hori_duo

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Angela D. ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| Since this is a Most Cherished image, for framing purposes family was also provided with an alternate version in which the metal bannisters were removed.

  • moorci_midlandbeach_20130413_040_cr_RIP_Anonv1_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn (Sheepshead Bay), NY ||| "May 24, 1962" ||| "Yay, fabulous job in restoring my baby picture taken in 1960 in Breezy Point. Thank you so much at least I have one photo of me as a baby thanks to you. Big big bunches of hugs from me to you!"

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_014_cr_RIP_LBv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_003_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "As usual you have brightened my evening with receipt of this photo of my husband! We weren't even married yet, he was in the Army! I was all teary when I saw it, thank you once again! You have my younger daughter's photo in the gallery you sent, and that too was a wonderful surprise! I can't stop telling everyone about your wonderful work! You are all very special and should receive recognition for your dedication and kindness to strangers! Thank you so much once again."

  • veririr_nassau_20130407_027_cr_RIP_MMv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Richard Verity ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_015_cr_st_RIP_JLv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Joey LaDuke (New Boston, MI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "Thank you. This photo is of my brother, two cousins and last girl (is) unknown...He is the little guy in the photo -- now 73 years old. It is definitely the eastern shore of the Hudson River in New York. Either Croton Point Park or Kingsland Point Park which is in Sleepy Hollow, NY. He is pretty sure it is Kingsland."

  • havekaj_sayreville_20130216_040_cr_RIP_JJv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jessica Lau (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Karen" ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Thanks for the restoration! My son is an Eagle Scout. My daughter and I made it up to Cadettes. Sports won out with my daughter. Keep up the good work. It is so appreciated."

  • hittli_nassau_20130407_005_cr_RIP_LBv1_st_splice_duo

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Linda Hittleman ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thanks!!! That's my dad in Cuba who is turning 90!!" ||| Family provided with classic black and white version as well. ||| ABANDONED BY: Mona Walker (Hampton, VA) 2/11/14 AND Wyatt Nolan (Hebron, KY) 6/13/13 ||| 2013 volunteer ignored multiple update requests until he finally responded, not to apologize for abandoning the photo or for having ignored prior inquiries, but to curtly ask us to remove him from our mailing list. 2014 volunteer claimed she no longer had time, when staff inquired two months after her given deadline had passed. PLEASE do not offer to volunteer if you cannot keep commitments, or at minimum be willing to show us the same respect you'd show a paying client, by remaining communicative. Thanks to our third volunteer for the rescue!

  • hornica_nassau_20130407_027_010_cr_RIP_BDv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Oceanside (Long Island), NY

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_027_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ

  • cp_rockaways_112012_001_mc_cr_RIP_BHv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Brenda Holzworth at Red Bellows Creations (Scottsdale, AZ) ||| ABANDONED BY: Diana Cury (Brazil) 5/2/13 who chucked the image 8 months after months of ignored update inquiries. PLEASE do not adopt images if you cannot keep commitments. Send a basic courtesy notification before your 3-month deadline has passed to let us know you've changed your mind. : (

  • swisshm_redhook_20130224_033_cr_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY

  • landemp_nassau_20130407_033_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Cedarhurst (Long Island) NY

  • greeel_nassau_20130407_035_cr_TBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Glen Greenberg ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, Long Island, NY

  • dugaanm_midlandbeach_20130413_012_cr_rIP_LBv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Angela D. ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| Thanks to our 2nd volunteer for the rescue!!! ABANDONED BY: Marsha Ferrell @emme retouching (Blairstown, NJ) 5/11/13 on 1/16/14. PLEASE do not adopt images if you cannot keep commitments. Our original volunteer ignored email after email only to ultimately abandon three photos for this family 8 months after she opted to restore them, 5 months after the images' given deadline, with zero courtesy notification. She also neglected to apologize for her actions. Please show CARE the same consideration you'd show a paying client or employer by remaining communicative and professional. : /

  • peresu_midlandbeach_20130407_029_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Susan Perez ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| *Please do not distribute/display without permission, per family request. ||| A young and glamorous Barbra Streisand circa the late 1960s, outside New York City's Ed Sullivan Theater exiting or entering a limo. (Susan played paparazzi as a preteen. She presented us with a marvelous collection of celebrity snapshots, all shot c/o Ed Sullivan Show guests. Her collection is so special to her, she submitted no family photographs.) Barbra! We'd love to surprise our family with an autographed print. Write to careforsandy (at) gmail...

  • peresu_midlandbeach_20130407_023_cr_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Perez ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| *Please do not distribute/display without permission, per family request. ||| A young and glamorous Barbara Eden circa the late 1960s, outside New York City's Ed Sullivan Theater on a conceivably rainy day. (Susan played paparazzi as a preteen. She presented us with a marvelous collection of celebrity snapshots, all shot c/o Ed Sullivan Show guests. Her collection is so special to her, she submitted no family photographs!) Barbara! We'd love to surprise our family with an autographed print. Write to careforsandy (at) gmail...

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_038_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_duo

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| |FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_049_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_duo

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "This photo was taken at My Uncle's place in a very rural section of Short Hills,NJ. They lived on a huge piece of property with acres of woods behind it. Story goes that my Uncle "----" came upon him (the raccoon) as a baby -- his mother dead. My uncle brought him home and they fed him from a bottle. He was very accustomed to being held. He was very friendly and funny to watch. He did have a big outside pen. He remained with them for some time, but if my memory serves (I was only about 10), eventually he showed a desire to be free and they did let him return to the wild. Of course, now I wonder if he adapted to the wild after having been with them. I don't think people knew as much about the potential problems back then. My brother is on the right and two of my cousins in the middle. I believe the fellow on the left was a boyfriend. he raccoon's name was Yogi. There once was a photo of me sitting on a picnic bench with my younger cousin holding Yogi and me looking scared to death! Anyway, so nice to have a photo of Yogi back. "----" just saw this and wanted to know the whole story. So you see, by restoring these photos you are keeping family memories alive and passed on to the next generation. Thanks so much."

  • vicega_rockaways_112012_007c_cr_JWv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente (& Norton!) ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| ABANDONED BY: Nassau Community College. Yes, even schools abandon adopted photos. Please don't offer to volunteer if you cannot keep commitments! Thanks to our new volunteer for the rescue.

  • hornica_nassau_20130407_0032_007_cr_SKv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Sandra Kerry (Portland, ME) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Oceanside (Long Island), NY

  • mifspal_nassau_20130407_003_cr_JWv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: The Morrisett Family ||| Bellmore, NY ||| Dear family. We've been emailing you for months and can see that at least one family member has not only received but has read our emails, but you've yet to acknowledge our recent gifts. We cannot send new restorations until we've heard from you, nor send additional images out for adoption. Please do not take our time and generosity for granted. : (

  • swisshm_redhook_20130224_002_cr_TKv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY ||| "Beautiful pictures...Thank You."

  • wadewic_nassau_20130407_014_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: William Wade ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • wadewic_nassau_20130407_009_cr2x_RIP_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: William Wade ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • eliama_midlandbeach_20130407_012_cr2x_RIP_AYv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Mary Ellen & Steve Elias ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • eliama_midlandbeach_20130407_007_cr2x_Anonv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Mary Ellen & Steve Elias ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| ABANDONED by original volunteer who ignored all requests for updates, months after its deadline had passed. : (

  • mifspal_nassau_20130407_019_cr2x_RIP_JLv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Joey LaDuke (New Boston, MI) ||| FAMILY: The Morrisett Family ||| Bellmore (Long Island), NY |

  • krakho_RockawayPark_20130407_022_cr2x_RIP_LBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Hoong Yee Lee + Seth Krakauer ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Omg, its beautiful. Ms Hoong Wei Lee!!"

  • hornica_nassau_20130407_0064_044_cr_SKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Sandra Kerry (Portland, ME) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Oceanside (Long Island), NY

  • flahbel_nassau_20130407_007_cr2x_RIP_JNv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), NY ||| "Another wonderful gift! This is my daughter Emily, I think she was 7...she is now 18 and getting ready to leave for college in the fall! Thank you so much for this beautiful restoration!" ||| Family provided with classic black and white + several tinted options. ***ABANDONED BY: Valentino Loyola (Mountainview, CA) 4/26/13 on 1/19/14, i.e. 9 months later after numerous email inquiries. PLEASE do not adopt photos if you cannot keep commitments and cannot at least respectfully notify staff before 3 months have elapsed, that you will not be able to restore a given photo. If done in a timely way we will understand. Thanks to our second volunteer for the rescue!

  • vicega_rockaways_112012_004d_cr_RIP_LBv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Oh you just made my day. That's my cousin who passed away almost 20 years ago. Thanks so much."

  • schitea_nassau_20130407_041_cr2x_RIP_RBJv2_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Schieda Family ||| LOCATION: Wantagh (Long Island), NY

  • veririr_nassau_20130407_022_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_duo

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Richard Verity ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "My sister Patti (now 61 yrs. old) when she was a child of the 1950's...LOL thank you again"

  • yupamariag_midlandbeach_20130413_009_cr_RIP_DJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Dan Jocelyn (Norwich, England) + CFS ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank you for continue sending our pictures. The pictures look great and bring too many memories."

  • hornica_nassau_20130407_0084_027_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Oceanside (Long Island), NY

  • kiererm_redhook_20131224_014_cr_RIP_RDv2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Rob DiCaterino (Clifton, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: West Nyack, NY ||| Family provided with no-border cropped variation as well for 6x6 framing.

  • atkishm_sayreville_20130216_002_cr_RIP_JNv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Sharon M. Atkinson ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "71 and starting over!" ||| *Staff note. Flickr is displaying cyan casts in white areas + more saturated darks than w' Adobe RGB. Thanks to our new volunteer for the 2nd rescue! ||| ABANDONED BY: Lauren Marshall (St. Louis, MO) 3/20/13; Staff gave up attempting to net a return 11.5 months later. Please don't offer to restore photos if you cannot keep commitments. Or at least be respectful and let us know you're no longer willing to restore a given photo before months have passed so as to better manage family expectations. : (

  • straada_nassau_20120407_006_cr_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Adrienne Stratmann ||| LOCATION: Freeport (Long Island), NY ||| "Thank you so much...It's like Christmas morning when you see these pictures in your email after a few months have gone by."

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_046_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank you so much for the photo. Your work and dedication time are so much appreciated. His division was 'infantry'."

  • pottsat_sayerville_20130216_008_cr_RIP_AYv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Athena Potts ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • pezzjoj_nassau_20130407_017_cr2x_RIP_AYv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Alllie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: John & Sandy Pezzuto ||| Hicksville, Long Island, NY

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_028_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ

  • eliama_midlandbeach_20130407_015_cr2x_SAv5b1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Stasha Designs (Windhoek, Namibia) ||| FAMILY: Mary Ellen & Steve Elias ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank you! Yes, my wedding. That is my sister, her husband & their son (he is now 23!) Time flies...Great job. We appreciate it."

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_013_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "You have no idea how grateful I am to...to each and everyone of you that is returning precious memories to Sandy victims. THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH AND GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!"

  • verisu_nassau_20130407_011_cr_RIP_SAv4a1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Stasha Designs (Windhoek, Namibia) ||| FAMILY: Susan Verity ||| LOCATION: Oceanside (Long Island), NY

  • wadewic_nassau_20130407_013_cr_RIP_RBJv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: William Wade ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Once again, thank you so much!"

  • verisu_nassau_20130407_034_cr_RIP_LBv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Verity ||| LOCATION: Oceanside (Long Island), NY ||| *This was a tiny 2"x 3" photo

  • sabbdo_midlandbeach_20130413_023_cr2x_RIP_KPv2a_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: KPEditing (Massillon, OH) ||| FAMILY: Dolores & Phil Sabbatino ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "My neighbor was banging on my front door —thank God. My husband & I ran out the front door, turned left to go two doors for my parents (88 & 90 yrs) & dragged my dad in knee deep water to our car. All the time he kept saying "I'm going to fall." It was extremely traumatic."

  • yupamariag_midlandbeach_20130413_011_cr2x_RIP_LHv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Lindsey Henderson (Victoria, BC, Canada) ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank you very much for the pictures. They look great and makes me happy. God bless you"

  • levimid_nassau_20130407_005x_cr_RIP_RBJv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thanks again!!! Nothing makes me happier than photos...keep it up pls...photo is about 20 yrs old!!" ||| *Photo was stuck behind glass, hence re-photographed rather than scanned.

  • swisshm_redhook_20130224_011_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY ||| "The picture is beautiful!!! (as always) Keep them coming!! You have no idea how much this means to us! Have a great summer."

  • atkishm_sayreville_20130216_005_cr2x_RIP_RDv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Rob DiCaterino (Clifton, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Sharon M. Atkinson ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "71 and starting over!"

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_004_cr2x_RIP_CCV1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| " I really can't believe the quality of the restorations! It is heartwarming to see them again."

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_027_cr2x_RIP_DJv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Dee/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| Family provided with a classic black 7 white version as well. ||| " I really can't believe the quality of the restorations! It is heartwarming to see them again."

  • vilenam_nassau_20130407_006_cr_RIP_RBVv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Natalia Vilela ||| LOCATION: Island Park (Long Island), NY

  • flahbel_nassau_20130407_034_cr_RIP_CCV1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), NY ||| "Another photo beautifully restored, thank you so much! Thank you for your continued work on these photos..."

  • lamolaa_midlandbeach_20130413_017_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team RBJ (Flemington, NJ) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Laura Lamont/Carmela Saulle ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "We chose to stay home on the night of the hurricane. BAD IDEA!!! We spent 12 hours in the attic with a friend from Olympia Blvd. and a 1 1/2yr old dog. We were rescued by boat at about 6:00am Tuesday."

  • mf_rockaways_112012_008d_cr_DBv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "Thank you. These always make me say "awh."

  • pottsat_sayerville_20130216_009_cr_RIP_SKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Sandra Kerry (Portland, ME) ||| FAMILY: Athena Potts ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • greeel_nassau_20130407_004_cr_RIP_ACv2_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Amy Crooks (Rahdrum, ID) ||| FAMILY: Glen Greenberg ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, Long Island, NY

  • casadaf_nassau_20130407_036_cr3x_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Happy 4th of July! and Thank you for the festive photo of my lovely daughter who is now 11 years old. I was trying to imagine what photo you restored and this was a great surprise. Thanks so much!..!...!"

  • luriki_nassau_20130407_002_cr_RIP_xxv1_st_splice_hori_td

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Dr. Kim Lurie ||| LOCATION: Freeport & Long Beach, NY ||| "Suffice to say — SANDY was a trifecta. 1) I lost my home - 7ft of water. 2) Lost my 20x20 storage unit. 3) My lower Manhattan office was also affected." ||| "The pictures are of...my mother. In fact, just recently I was searching for her headshot for a 35th memorial of my dad's passing and I realized I no longer had it. So, it is wonderful to have it back! Thank you again for bringing back to "life" some of my lost memories...as you can probably tell, losing my photos, love notes, and so well preserved keepsakes from my life was some of the worst..furniture, clothing, dishes and even my home I can replace....love letter from old boyfriends, family no longer alive...I can not. Thank you for bringing some of that back to me." ||| *Originally an actress' promo card. Name and number/white bar removed from bottom to protect privacy, in case # is still valid.

  • pezzjoj_nassau_20130407_012_cr2x_RIP_xxv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: John & Sandy Pezzuto ||| Hicksville, Long Island, NY

  • dugaanm_midlandbeach_20130413_029_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Angela D. ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • BradSu_belleharbor_20132701_086_RIP_XXv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Susan Brady ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • flahbel_nassau_20130407_020_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), NY ||| "Oh my gosh! What a great memory! My wedding day, almost 24 years ago! Both of my parent are gone now so this is a treasure, thank you so much!"

  • hornica_nassau_20130407_0025_009_cr_RIP_SKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Sandra Kerry (Portland, ME) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Oceanside (Long Island), NY

  • ardijea_midlandbeach_20130407_030_cr2x_RIP_LBv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Jessica Ardi/The Ardi Family ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • dugaanm_midlandbeach_20130413_015_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Angela D. ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • wardjem_nassau_20130407_037_cr_RIP_RBJv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) || FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Massapequa, Long Island, NY

  • hittli_nassau_20130407_011_cr_RIP_PSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Peggy Staley (Lewiston, ID) ||| FAMILY: Linda Hittleman ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thanks again for all your help - these were more valuable than anything else...."

  • lamolaa_midlandbeach_20130413_011_cr2x_RIP_TBv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) ||| FAMILY: Laura Lamont/Carmela Saulle ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank You, I rec’d pictures today & they are AMAZING !!!!!" | "We chose to stay home on the night of the hurricane. BAD IDEA!!! We spent 12 hours in the attic with a friend from Olympia Blvd. and a 1 1/2yr old dog. We were rescued by boat at about 6:00am Tuesday."

  • pottsat_sayerville_20130216_006_cr_RIP_SKv1_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Sandra Kerry (Portland, ME) ||| FAMILY: Athena Potts ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • vilenam_nassau_20130407_009_cr_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Natalia Vilela ||| LOCATION: Island Park (Long Island), NY

  • matakr_midlandbeach_20130413_031_cr2x_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Kristine Matarese ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • cummjom_midlandbeach_20130407_052_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: JoHanna Cummings ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • lamolaa_midlandbeach_20130413_004_cr_RIP_TBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) ||| FAMILY: Laura Lamont/Carmela Saulle ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY"Thank You, I rec’d pictures today & they are AMAZING !!!!!" | "We chose to stay home on the night of the hurricane. BAD IDEA!!! We spent 12 hours in the attic with a friend from Olympia Blvd. and a 1 1/2yr old dog. We were rescued by boat at about 6:00am Tuesday."

  • postar_nassau_20130407_004_cr_RIP_DBv2_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Massapequa (Long Island), NY

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_039_cr_TBv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_019_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thanks once again for these wonderful pictures and memories! This picture is my youngest, and I can't tell you how much it means to me to see these again....Having our memories of such meaningful family occasions brought back to life is so important at a time our lives were torn apart and our possessions washed away...Thank you seems inadequate for all you have done, but I will say it again,"

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_036_cr_TBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| " I really can't believe the quality of the restorations! It is heartwarming to see them again."

  • casadaf_nassau_20130407_019_cr_RIP_PSv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Peggy Staley (Lewiston, ID) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you!! I was just thinking about you recently and there in my email is a great gift to me. Thank you for restoring great memories. I can't believe we are still recovering."

  • levimid_nassau_20130407_007_cr_RIP_AFv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Adam Fox (Santa Monica, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you so much...I still love this photo." ||| Image was stuck behind glass, hence photographed rather than scanned.

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_021_cr_TBv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "There is a photo with my white haired Aunt Nora in a pretty blue dress and my Uncle Claude in a tux on their daughter's wedding day. Uncle Claude hailed from Nottingham, England and my dear aunt was from County Cork, Ireland. During WWI my Uncle was in the RAF, I believe, and was wounded. In the hospital my aunt was his nurse. He must have thought she did a good job because they married and had four children. Not sure if they married in the US but all the children were born here. They were very dear to me, my grandparents, really. My maternal granddad died before I was born and grandma passed when I was two. I am so happy to have this lovely photo. I can't tell you much I love it, and how grateful I am to be able to "see " them and remember the wonderful times we shared together. My own dad passed away when I was 13 and Uncle Claude gave me away on my wedding day. They had the best marriage I have ever encountered. Thank you once again!"

  • granlej_midlandbeach_20130413_017_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| |FAMILY: Leslie Granowski ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY || ABANDONED BY: Shawn Hussin (Green Bay, WI) 6/20/13 without apology nor notification. PLEASE do not offer to restore photos if you cannot keep commitments or at least be willing to send a courtesy memo if opting to bow out. Status inquiries were ignored for 8 months w' this image. : (

  • lamolaa_midlandbeach_20130413_036_cr_RIP_KVAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Laura Lamont/Carmela Saulle ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank You, I rec’d pictures today & they are AMAZING !!!!!" | "We chose to stay home on the night of the hurricane. BAD IDEA!!! We spent 12 hours in the attic with a friend from Olympia Blvd. and a 1 1/2yr old dog. We were rescued by boat at about 6:00am Tuesday."

  • bensm_rockaways_112012_054_cr_TKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) |||

  • naugkam_nassau_20130407_036_cr_DBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Bayville, Long Island, NY ||| "Anne _____ was living in the NY Metro area around the turn of the century and dreamt of seeing her childhood home in Sligo one last time so she & a cousin traveled back to Ireland - that's when this photo was taken. Can't thank you enough." ||| Family provided with B&W + sepia central image options + flush images, too.

  • schitea_nassau_20130407_047_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Schieda Family ||| LOCATION: Wantagh (Long Island), NY

  • mf_rockaways_112012_002a_cr2x_RIP_DBKv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| *Family also provided with a sepia tinted variation.

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_026_cr_RIP_KVAv1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "The little boy is my brother. Thanks so much."

  • hornica_nassau_20130407_0067_050_cr_RIP_SKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Sandra Kerry (Portland, ME) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Oceanside (Long Island), NY

  • havekaj_sayreville_20130216_059_cr2x_RIP_JLv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Joey LaDuke (New Boston, MI) ||| FAMILY: "Karen" ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "The photos look great! The first pictures are my daughter receiving an award for a Middle School Drug Awareness contest from the Borough Council. The other photo is my son at Sea World when he was about 5. These are cherished photos of their younger years since they are now 27 and 24.I can't thank you enough for all you and your volunteers have done. God Bless!"

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_032_cr3x_RIP_MOv2_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Maggie O'Reilly (Bay Shore, NY) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Thank you so much. That arrived on one of those days when I needed some cheering up & it definitely did the trick. Once again thank you so much for all the time you spend doing this for us. It is truly appreciated."

  • mf_rockaways_112012_010b_cr_RIP_DBKv1_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • marcmiw_nassau_20130407_014_cr_RIP_TBv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Hicksville, Long Island, NY ||| "The little dancers: The one in front is MY solo- Glasses and all- Funny the ones in back all are at a different step. Apparently the little blond is in best pose. Don't know how young I was- clearly one of the first dance recitals. If I ever have grand kids I might share it....I thank you for the time and efforts that everyone put (into) it. I am sorry it never got to Oprah as it was news and interest worthy. Thank you again."

  • marcmiw_nassau_20130407_017_cr_RIP_TBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Hicksville, Long Island, NY ||| "The other photos are of my Aunt and Uncle. It is one of the few pix I have and it shows the love and playfulness between them. I thank you for the time and efforts that everyone put (into) it. I am sorry it never got to Oprah as it was news and interest worthy. Thank you again."

  • mf_rockaways_112012_012b_cr2x_RIP_DJv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Darlene 'Dee' Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • mf_rockaways_112012_007d_cr _RIP_LHv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Lindsey Henderson (Victoria, BC, Canada) ||| ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| Abandoned by 3/1/13 volunteer who returned it 8 months later. Thanks to our new volunteer for the rescue!

  • mf_rockaways_112012_003e_cr2x_RIP_JNv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| Abandoned by original January volunteer, without word nor apology. Thanks to our new volunteer for the rescue!

  • capuchb_Staten_121512_001_mc_cr_RIP_AnonSv1_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Ralph & Nancy Capurso ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • mf_rockaways_112012_011_cr_RIP_KVAv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • mf_rockaways_112012_006f_cr_RIP_DBKv3_st_splice_vert_trio

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • capuchb_Staten_121512_009_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Ralph & Nancy Capurso ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| " thank you so much, my family and i really appreciate all of the hard work it took to repair these memories." ||| Abandoned by original January 2013 volunteer w'out word. Thanks to our new volunteer for the rescue!

  • mf_rockaways_112012_008b_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • capuchb_Staten_121512_004_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Ralph & Nancy Capurso ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "My grandparents, Ralph and Nancy, have been married 58 years. My grandfather was also in the Korean War....Thank you! Looking forward to getting these printed and giving them to my grandpa."

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_017_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "Thank you so much for another wonderful restoration. ...I'm super happy with how it came out! I was 15 in this picture, and I was going to a senior prom! I remember being so excited! Thank you so much for your continued hard work and dedication. It is greatly appreciated!" ||| Staff note: Flickr calibrates differently vs Photoshop's Adobe RGB. Too much magenta in Flickr version!

  • mf_rockaways_112012_006a_cr_RIP_GFv2_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Gary Ford (Mission Viejo, CA) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "Thank you for this wonderful picture, taken in 1949, damaged by Sandy and restored when we are finding our way through end of life care."

  • cp_rockaways_112012_008a_cr_RIP_MOv2_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Maggie O'Reilly (Bay Shore, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Breezy Point, Queens, NY

  • schinaj_nassau_20130407_005_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Joanne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Nancy Schilt ||| LOCATION: Seaford, (Long Island), NY

  • naugkam_nassau_20130407_038_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Bayville, Long Island, NY ||| "I'm astounded at how beautifully this turned out - I am so grateful...And thank you ever so much! I'm thrilled!" ||| Family provided with unmatted/cropped versions as well. Tinted + classic B&W. ||| Originally ABANDONED BY: Elsie Pickering (Naples, Florida) 4/23/13 as of 1/21/14, thus thanks to our new volunteer for rescuing this beautiful photo!

  • matakr_midlandbeach_20130413_005_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Kristine Matarese ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • guisda_midlandbeach_20130407_005_cr_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| Restored from a (blurry) photograph, not a scan.

  • ruriedf_midlandbeach_20130413_009_cr_RIP_ACv3_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Ed Ruriane LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • sd_belleharbor_111912_002_RIP_CFSV2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY ||| Retrieved from the rubble of the family's non-existent home in Rockaway Beach (130th Street), where an entire block burned down during the storm. They lost everything, save for a couple dozen charred photos. ||| Entire image was coated in ash. Restoration therefore akin to restoring a photo-realistic painting. Nearly every pixel had to be 'recreated'.

  • cummjom_midlandbeach_20130407_035_cr2x_RIP_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: JoHanna Cummings ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • verisu_nassau_20130407_010_cr_RIP_TKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Susan Verity ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, Long Island, NY ||| "These ladies are my nieces at my Mother's 80th birthday party. Thank you."

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_040_cr2x_RIP_JLv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Joey LaDuke (New Boston, MI) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| Staten Island, NY ||| "Thanks you again for all of the work you have done. My sister will be delighted to see these picutres." ||| Abandoned by original volunteer. Thanks to our new volunteer for the rescue!

  • ardijea_midlandbeach_20130407_002_cr_RIP_DBKv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Jessica Ardi/The Ardi Family ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "We thank you very much. It means a lot...This particular picture is my husband when he was little. These were almost all of the photos from his childhood that we could salvage. There are others that look just like him but they are actually his brother who passed away when he was a little older then that picture." ; "Most of these are my husband's memories and all he has left of his mom and brother. Sandy tried to take everything away but we are trying to come back and we will even (get back some) of our photos too."

  • darekab_midlandbeach_20130413_031_cr_LBv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Kate Daretany ||| Staten Island, NY

  • BradSu_belleharbor_20132701_001_mc_RIP_st_AYv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Susan Brady ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • krakho_RockawayPark_20130407_047_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Joanne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "wow! this is one of my favorite pictures of seth and me. you made my whole day."

  • abrasti_nassau_20130407_010_cr2x_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| Woodmere, Long Island, NY ||| "We highly appreciate what you have done for us by restoring the pictures and doing the beautiful work." ||| ABANDONED BY: Matt Johnson (Pewsey, England) 4/23/13; presumed AWOL as of April 2014 ||| Original volunteer disappeared + ignored all follow-up inquiries. PLEASE do not offer to restore photos if you cannot keep commitments. Or at minimum be willing to respectfully let us know before a given 3-month deadlines has passed. : (

  • BradSu_belleharbor_20132701_078_RIP_TKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Susan Brady ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • kapihyl_nassau_20130407_005_cr_RIP_KBv4_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kerrin Bell (London, England, UK) ||| FAMILY: Hy Kapito ||| LOCATION: Baldwin Harbor (Long Island) NY ||| Circa 1963 ||| "The picture...is my cousin. I was 13 at the time and now I am 64. I will send her a copy! Thank you very much."

  • BradSu_belleharbor_20132701_054_RIP_TKv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Susan Brady ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • yupama_midlandbeach_20130413_020_cr2x_RIP_JLv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Jessica Lau (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank you very much for the pictures. They look great and makes me happy. God bless you"

  • BradSu_belleharbor_20132701_008_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Susan Brady ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY ||| "Thank you so much for the pictures. Yes they certainly have many unforgetable moments!! ...One of the pictures is of my son Brian's first hair cut! Thank you again. The pictures came out great!!"

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_040_cr2x_RIP_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey (& Andrew, age 2) Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Another treasure restored!!!! This little pipsqueak is our oldest son Andrew who turned 40 years old February 3rd 2014. We will never be able to thank you for all the joys that you have given to our family ( 21 as of today) Thank you……... thank you…….. thank you!!!!!!!!!!"

  • granlej_midlandbeach_20130413_014_cr2x_RIP_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Leslie Granowski ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Lost rented bungalow on Mapleton Ave. Neighbor in attached bungalow died. Lost everything. Staying with family since."

  • abrasti_nassau_20130407_012_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| Woodmere, Long Island, NY ||| "We highly appreciate what you have done for us by restoring the pictures and doing the beautiful work."

  • darekab_midlandbeach_20130413_040_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Kate Daretany ||| Staten Island, NY

  • wandjas_nassau_20130407_023_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Jay" ||| LOCATION: Merrick (Long Island), NY

  • pesslya_nassau_20130407_023_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, NY ||| "I think you all doing a great deed for all of us who lost so much and pictures connect us with the past which most of it we lost and it is so painful for me that I don't even want to think about it. I appreciate everything that you are doing bless you for doing it."

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_072RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY ||| Check out Evan's own charity organization — Friends of Rockaway. Giving back to those who give back feels extra fabulous. ||| Special note: staff has noticed that Flickr over-saturates/over-contrasts blacks, in comparison to actual files.

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_042_cr_RIP_KMV2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kate McKinney (Wethersfield, CT) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ ||| "Wow...a picture is worth a thousand words. This is at McGuire Air Force base. We used to go there to see the air show each year. My dad was an ex drill sargent in the marines and loved this stuff....so did we! I would have never remembered this tradition if not for these pics. it has been about 15 years since we went to the show. Great stuff!"

  • eliama_midlandbeach_20130407_008_cr_RIP_RBJv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Mary Ellen & Steve Elias ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Wow! This is incredible. I think it looks better than the original! My daughter was 5 months here. Just got her driver's license! Thank you to you and all the volunteers. Amazing that people from so far away are involved."

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_032_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "I am very grateful and thankful to ALL of you for taking your time to see that our memories were not completely destroyed. Thanks so much again."

  • pesslya_nassau_20130407_050_cr3x_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, NY ||| "I think you all doing a great deed for all of us who lost so much and pictures connect us with the past which most of it we lost and it is so painful for me that I don't even want to think about it. I appreciate everything that you are doing bless you for doing it."

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_022_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you so much once again! You are truly an angel to do the work you and your colleagues do! These are pictures of my 3 beautiful children many years ago. The Bar Mitzvah Boy will be 50 in 3 weeks, so this marks a very special occasion! Although he is shorter than his older sister in these pics he is now 6'2"! He did all his growing within a year of this pic! You certainly made my day when I found this pic on my computer! Thank you so much again!"

  • diamphh_nassau_20130407_020_cr_DBv3_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Phyllis Diamond ||| LOCATION: Woodmere, (Long Island) NY ||| "We really want to thank for this picture. It is a picture of my husbands brother who was killed in world war two. It is the only one we have. So THANKS."

  • blasda_midlandbeach_20130407_004_cr_RIP_CFSv1_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY ||| "Thank you so much for the pictures, and for your dedication to this project. This picture is of my great-grandmother, and my mother will love to see this in time for Mother's day." ||| *Stuck behind glass, hence photographed rather than scanned. Volunteer did not bracket and provided an out-of-focus image as well, so this was a challenge!

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_008_cr_RIP_v1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "A pleasant surprise indeed!!!!! Many thanks to to all that were responsible for creating this surprise!!!!! Yes this cake was baked for a fourth of July party 1976 the same year our second son Benjamin was born. (He is the baby in this picture) Also in this picture with Carey is our dear friends Doug and Lisa Sermon. This picture was taken in Oldwick, NJ where Carey and I lived when we first got married. A beautiful place on a mountain top where our nearest neighbor was a cow. Oh what memories!!!!"

  • kapihyl_nassau_20130407_014_RIP_DJv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Dee Johnson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Hy Kapito ||| LOCATION: Baldwin Harbor, NY ||| Circa 1963

  • luriki_nassau_20130407_001_mc_cr_RIP_BHv3_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Brenda Holzworth at Red Bellows Creations (Scottsdale, AZ) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Dr. Kim Lurie ||| LOCATION: Freeport & Long Beach, NY ||| "Suffice to say — SANDY was a trifecta. 1) I lost my home - 7ft of water. 2) Lost my 20x20 storage unit. 3) My lower Manhattan office was also affected." ||| *Rare case in which 'painting' was the only way to save the image. Damage far more apparent once color corrected and viewed at close range. Family submitted only 4 photos.

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_006_cr_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ

  • bellkek_Sayreville_20130216_004_cr_RIP_KAv1_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Kersi Bellihoomji ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_027_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ

  • sm_rockaways_112012_026_cr_RIP_OHv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Óscar Hilillo (Malaga, Spain) ||| FAMILY: Madeline Stack ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • bennkia_arverne_120912_018_cr_LBv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Kimberly Benn LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_066_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Joanne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "My younger brother Tom(now age 54 years old) taken in the kitchen of the original Kloc family homestead that is slated to be purchased by the state of NJ this July and then demolished……Very sad…..but thanks to you we still have our memories!!!!"

  • bachkak_nassau_20130407_007_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Merrick (Long Island), NY

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_045_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ ||| "I am blown away by the photo you sent today. I think that little guy is my younger brother, Joe. He is 25 now and is getting married in August. This is an incredibly emotional picture, because it is truly priceless. Thank you for your work!"

  • hornica_nassau_20130407_0034_013_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Oceanside (Long Island), NY

  • swisshm_redhook_20130224_025_cr_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY ||| August 1939; tiny 2x3" photo! ||| "Mom when she was a little girl, with my grandmother. Thank you!!!! Keep them coming!!"

  • PetersJames_BelleHarbor_20130510_001_mc_cr2x_RIP_Anonv3_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider for Uncle James Peters ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "As always I cannot thank you and all of the volunteers enough. It means so much to have these memories back! ...While completing the final gut of my uncle's house (he's 85), we came across the attached picture. It is the ONLY picture we found in his house. It is also the ONLY picture that remains of my great-grandmother with all of her 7 children and some of their spouses. All but 2 people in this picture have passed away....This means so much." ||| Family offered version with EXIT sign intact, as well.

  • tratmas_redhook_20130224_008_cr_RIP_RBJv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: M. Trattner ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn (Red Hook), NY

  • bennkia_arverne_120912_031_cr_KAv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Kimberly Benn LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • weimthm_midlandbeach_20130413_004_cr_RIP_TBv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) ||| FAMILY: "Theresa" (for parents) ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY |||

  • bennkia_arverne_120912_046_cr_KAv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Kimberly Benn LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "thanks so much! great memories with my grandma,"

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_033_cr_RIP_DJv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "You have no idea how grateful I am to...to each and everyone of you that is returning precious memories to Sandy victims. THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH AND GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!"

  • eliama_midlandbeach_20130407_011_cr_RIP_LBv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Mary Ellen & Steve Elias ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • yupamariag_midlandbeach_20130413_015_cr_RIP_BEv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Bernie E. (San Diego, CA) ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thanks for the pictures. They look fabulous."

  • osulpad_nassau_20130407_008_cr2x_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Patty O'Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Atlantic Beach, Long Island, NY ||| *Abandoned for year by original volunteer. PLEASE do not adopt photos if you do not have time to restore them. : (

  • postar_nassau_20130407_002_cr_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Massapequa (Long Island), NY ||| "The picture was of my father on the right and his friend. Thank you so much."

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_059_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    Watch a TIME LAPSE restoration of this image: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEVArwUBaIk ||| RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ ||| "My family loves the pictures and can not thank you enough!!!!"; "Great work as usual. This pic is so old that I don't remember taking it when I was young. I am the little guy on the bottom right. We always got pictures with Santa and the Easter Bunny and had fun as kids doing it."; "This was amazing, thank you so much! It is incredible how much goes into one photo. I didn't realize how much work is involved. The results are spectacular!" ||| "Walter was assigned Photo Salvage — We're a family of 6 members & divided between ourselves all tasks to try to recover pieces of our Lives and family History. Three wks. post-storm Sandy, a lady ran up to us at our house & told us a box of family photos were down on the So. Amboy waterfront. Days later, my son Joe went walking in the sand — quite a distance from our house & saw what he described as a treasure chest — it was a sand & seawater soaked chest of our family photos 1917 to present."

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_032_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey (& Andrew, age 2) Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| P.S. this even more badly damaged family image sourced to help repair bushes.

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_047_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ

  • diamphh_nassau_20130407_028_cr2x_RIP_CCV2_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Team Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Phyllis Diamond ||| LOCATION: Woodmere, (Long Island) NY

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_076_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "It has been more than a year since Hurricane Sandy devastated our neighborhood and you continue to bring joy to a heartbreaking situation. You may not know that the state of New Jersey has made an offer to buy all the homes in our neighborhood. They plan to demolish the our homes and turn the property into open space. Although this is a voluntary program, most of our neighbors are taking the buyout. Like the photos that you so graciously are restoring it is not possible to put a price on a home and a neighborhood that my family has lived in for over 100 years. Even though New Jersey has received billions of dollars for Hurricane Sandy victims to remediate there homes, we were denied assistance. Call us Old Hippies but we are not going. For the last year we have been building a wall of earth and stone around our home to keep the water from future storms at bay. Because we are on modest fixed income most of the earth, rocks, pavers and shrubbery for the wall has been donated by caring friends, family and neighbors. It’s fitting that you restored the photo of my wife, Carey, stopping to smell the roses at Longwood Gardens over 40 years ago because today we planted three rose bushes on our wall. They were given to us by one of our neighbors that are taking the buyout. We are retired and have plenty of time to remediate our property ourselves, (with a little help from our friends.) Please know that we are fine. We just hit rough patch. Remember that happiness is a journey…….not a destination!!! Also know that what you have done and continue to do is a priceless gift that is appreciated more than you will ever know. Thanks for making my day!!!!! Love, Joe and Carey Kloc"

  • schinaj_nassau_20130407_012_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Nancy Schilt ||| LOCATION: Seaford (Long Island), NY ||| *Reassigned to new volunteer after first volunteer ignored amendment requests/disappeared. : (

  • schinaj_nassau_20130407_026_cr__RIP_CFSv1_splice_vert

    To the 2013-banned female volunteer who had the audacity to impersonate her 2010-deceased male friend in 2014 in order to gain access to our images, this one included, as a 'new' volunteer, we know who you are. If you steal, misattribute, distribute or post our images on your personal pages or attempt to impersonate additional individuals ever again, we'll ensure that your Flickr account is permanently banned. ||| RESTORED BY: CFS ||| FAMILY: Nancy Schilt ||| LOCATION: Seaford (Long Island), NY

  • fallri_Sayreville_20130216_013cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_duo

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Rita Fallon ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ

  • tr_rockaways_112012_004a_cr_RIP_JKv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Janine Courtney & kin as submitted by sister Kim Reilly ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • osulpad_nassau_20130407_010_cr_300_RIP_PD_v3_splice

    RESTORED BY: Paul DeAngelo @Prodigious ||| FAMILY: Patty O'Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Atlantic Beach, Long Island, NY ||| Joe Kocur ("Bruise Brothers") of the NY Rangers/NHL.

  • osulpad_nassau_20130407_005_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Patty O'Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Atlantic Beach, Long Island, NY

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_024_cr2x_DBv1_st_hori

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst, NY ||| "This photo of my maternal grandfather has been beautifully restored. He was employed by AT&T as a lineman, I believe. I am ever so grateful to have it back."

  • havekaj_sayreville_20130216_037_cr3x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: "Karen" ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ

  • granlej_midlandbeach_20130413_009_cr_Anonv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (Redmond, WA) ||| FAMILY: Leslie Granowski ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Lost rented bungalow on Mapleton Ave. Neighbor in attached bungalow died. Lost everything. Staying with family since."

  • bennkia_arverne_120912_060_cr_RIP_MBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Megan Baggot, Rock Creative Media (White Plains, NY) ||| FAMILY: Kimberly Benn LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Happy New year! lol to you too!! my husband looks so young, thanks again"

  • swenlel_redhook_20130224_012_cr_KMv3_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Kate McKinney (Wethersfield, CT) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Leisah Swenson ||| LOCATION: (Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY ||| "The twins are my cousins on my Mom's side….Shiela and Sharon...Thank you again so much. This is great!" ||| "Thank you so very much for the fabulous restoration of my parent's wedding album. Doris and Allen were married right out of High School in 1962 in North Garden, VA right outside of Charlottesville. They got divorced in 1969 when I was 1 1/2 years old. These are the only happy memories I have of them together so it means a lot to have not lost these precious reminders in Sandy along with everything else. They are both still living, and live similar lives but not together. Many people in some of the other photos have passed on. It is wonderful to see them all together for a celebratory occasion. I really appreciate the time and energy your team has put into saving these for me. I cannot thank you enough."

  • wadewic_nassau_20130407_005_cr_RIP_JNv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: William Wade ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • yupamariag_midlandbeach_20130413_018_cr2x_RIP_JLv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jessica Lau (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • holujor_nassau_20130407_003_cr2x_RIP_JNv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: "John" ||| LOCATION: Seaford, (Long Island) NY ||| Family recovered only 5 photos. ||| "Such an excellent job I had a tear in my eye, I had built the boat as a teenager and 50 years later it was destroyed by a hurricane.Thank you and thank your volunteers, their gifts are appreciated and do make a difference. "

  • Kellstl_redhook_20130224_054_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY ||| *Stephen is a former Peace Corps volunteer, who ironically used to work with flood victims. His submissions consist almost entirely of photos captured while living in India and Afghanistan.

  • hautma_nassau_20120407_018_cr _RIP_DJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, (Long Island), NY ||| *Dear family. None of our emails and phonecalls, hence time-consuming, valuable restorations, have received acknowledgment, therefore we have removed your remaining images from our database. If you listed your email or phone in err, feel free to write to us to make alternate arrangements. : (

  • willsaa_coneyisland_20130315_001_mc_cr_RIP_DBKv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Sakina Williams ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn, (Coney Island), NY

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_026_RIP_JWv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Joanne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_061_RIP_JWv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Joanne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY ||| "Hell yeah, thats me and my teddy, wherever i go, he goes!"

  • landemp_nassau_20130407_021_cr2x _RIP_PHv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Patrik Hjelt (Umeå, Sweden) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Cedarhurst (Long Island) NY

  • wadewic_nassau_20130407_021_cr_RIP_Cjv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Cori Jay (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: William Wade ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • veririr_nassau_20130407_003_cr2x_RIP_MPv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Maria Pasiuk (Santa Clara, CA) ||| FAMILY: Richard Verity ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "thank you for your diligence ..the little girl is my brother Andrew's child Jaclyn - she is now in 1st year of college a Univ. of Miami - Neurobiology "

  • weimthm_midlandbeach_20130413_016_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: "Theresa" (for parents) ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • stailo_midlandbeach_20130407_009_cr_DJv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Loretta Staiti ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| Dear family. We have phoned and emailed you throughout the year to send you completed restorations, to no avail. Please get in touch with us. careforsandy (at) gmail : (

  • ruriedf_midlandbeach_20130413_001_mc_cr2x_RIP_DBKv1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Ed Ruriane LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • wilcki_sayreville_20130216_057_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Kimberly Wilcher ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • cp_rockaways_112012_014a_cr_RIP_LFv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Lori Farrell (Morrisville, NJ) ||| ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Breezy Point, Queens, NY

  • sarajoa_sayreville_20130216_035_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • sabbdo_midlandbeach_20130413_028_cr2x_RIP_GHv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Garry Horley (Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada) ||| FAMILY: Dolores & Phil Sabbatino ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "My neighbor was banging on my front door —thank God. My husband & I ran out the front door, turned left to go two doors for my parents (88 & 90 yrs) & dragged my dad in knee deep water to our car. All the time he kept saying "I'm going to fall." It was extremely traumatic."

  • sarajoa_sayreville_20130216_005_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • sarajoa_sayreville_20130216_020_cr_RIP_AYv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_018_cr_RIP_DJv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Volunteer at event apparently improperly labeled this photo. It does not belong to the family we had on record. If you recognize this Midland Beach image, please write to careforsandy (at) gmail!

  • swenlel_redhook_20130224_003_cr_RIP_CCv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) ||| FAMILY: Leisah Swenson ||| LOCATION: (Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY ||| "Thank you so very much for the fabulous restoration of my parent's wedding album. Doris and Allen were married right out of High School in 1962 in North Garden, VA right outside of Charlottesville. They got divorced in 1969 when I was 1 1/2 years old. These are the only happy memories I have of them together so it means a lot to have not lost these precious reminders in Sandy along with everything else. They are both still living, and live similar lives but not together. Many people in some of the other photos have passed on. It is wonderful to see them all together for a celebratory occasion. I really appreciate the time and energy your team has put into saving these for me. I cannot thank you enough."

  • weimthm_midlandbeach_20130413_003_cr_RIP_DJv2_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Theresa" (for parents) ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • swenlel_redhook_20130224_013_cr_RIP_CCv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) ||| FAMILY: Leisah Swenson ||| LOCATION: (Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY ||| "Thank you so very much for the fabulous restoration of my parent's wedding album. Doris and Allen were married right out of High School in 1962 in North Garden, VA right outside of Charlottesville. They got divorced in 1969 when I was 1 1/2 years old. These are the only happy memories I have of them together so it means a lot to have not lost these precious reminders in Sandy along with everything else. They are both still living, and live similar lives but not together. Many people in some of the other photos have passed on. It is wonderful to see them all together for a celebratory occasion. I really appreciate the time and energy your team has put into saving these for me. I cannot thank you enough."

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_046_cr2X_RIP_LEv1_st_splice_vert

    To the 2013-banned female volunteer who had the audacity to impersonate her 2010-deceased male friend in 2014 in order to gain access to our images, this one included, as a 'new' volunteer, we know who you are. If you steal, misattribute, distribute or post our images on your personal pages or attempt to impersonate additional individuals ever again, we'll ensure that your Flickr account is permanently banned. ||| RESTORED BY: CFS ||| FAMILY: Nancy Schilt ||| LOCATION: Seaford (Long Island), NY ||| RESTORED BY: CFS (Previously credited to the former, despite a total redo) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| Staten Island, NY

  • diamphh_nassau_20130407_017_cr_RIP_DJv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Phyllis Diamond ||| LOCATION: Woodmere, (Long Island) NY ||| "I love it. Thank you so much for all the work. My brother loved the trumpet and will be thrilled to see this picture."

  • cp_rockaways_112012_007a_cr_RIP_JPv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Breezy Point, Queens, NY

  • wilcki_sayreville_20130216_046_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Kimberly Wilcher ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_046_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Joanne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • havekaj_sayreville_20130216_036_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: "Karen" ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ "The photos look great! The first pictures are my daughter receiving an award for a Middle School Drug Awareness contest from the Borough Council. The other photo is my son at Sea World when he was about 5. These are cherished photos of their younger years since they are now 27 and 24. I can't thank you enough for all you and your volunteers have done. God Bless!"

  • tr_rockaways_112012_002a_cr_RIP_MRv1b_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Martin Rigby (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Janine Courtney & kin as submitted by sister Kim Reilly ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • cardli_statenisland_111912_002gpc_cr_RIP_CCv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Chris Cosetta (Salida, CA) ||| FAMILY: Lisa Cardinale ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_043_cr_KMv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kate McKinney (Wethersfield, CT) ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "You have no idea how grateful I am to...to each and everyone of you that is returning precious memories to Sandy victims. THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH AND GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!"

  • BradSu_belleharbor_20132701_093_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Susan Brady ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY ||| "3 months after Hurricane Sandy the clean-up was over and we were returning to normal (somewhat). I began trying to save my photo albums that were set aside after being underwater for a few days. I tried putting them in cold water and laid them out to dry. As the pictures got older and older they just didn't hold up as well. I heard about CARE for Sandy and contacted Lee. She understood my dilemma and said she would send a volunteer to save my photos. Nicole, my angel, arrived and scanned 100 of my favorite photos. She spent 4 hours and we became good friends. She met my family members and learned of many new interesting restaurants that should reopen hopefully in the next few months. Thank you Lee and CARE for Sandy!! And Nicole!!"

  • guagmea_midlandbeach_20130407_022_cr_RIP_JNv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Mercedes Guagliardo ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • vicega_rockaways_112012_003d_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st._splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • bensm_rockaways_112012_081_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Joanne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Mary Benson ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • bensm_rockaways_112012_073_cr_RIP_AYv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Mary Benson ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • bensm_rockaways_112012_088_cr_RIP_DBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Mary Benson ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "That would be me in the pink. The last birthday my mom was able to celebrate with me. My wedding was a month later and she passed away a month after the wedding :( This will be blown up and framed! Thanks again!! ~ (daughter, Christine)"

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_034_cr2x_RIP_KVAv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| Staten Island, NY

  • cp_rockaways_112012_006b_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Breezy Point, Queens, NY

  • bensm_rockaways_112012_091_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Joanne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Mary Benson ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "One of my favorites!! Happy St. Patricks day!!"

  • sabbdo_midlandbeach_20130413_040_cr_RIP_GHv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Garry Horley (Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada) ||| FAMILY: Dolores & Phil Sabbatino ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "My neighbor was banging on my front door —thank God. My husband & I ran out the front door, turned left to go two doors for my parents (88 & 90 yrs) & dragged my dad in knee deep water to our car. All the time he kept saying "I'm going to fall." It was extremely traumatic."

  • charra_rockaways_112012_015a_cr2x_RIP_JNv2_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| RIP from first original volunteer arrived 9 months late, was not submitted correctly and did not meet our standards. All follow-up emails were ignored. Thanks to John for rescuing this photo!

  • wandjas_nassau_20130407_005_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: "Jay" ||| LOCATION: Merrick, (Long Island) NY

  • peresu_midlandbeach_20130407_017_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    *Please do not distribute/display without permission, per family request. ||| RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Perez ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| A young Tony Curtis circa the late 1960s. (Susan played paparazzi as a preteen. She presented us with a marvelous collection of celebrity snapshots, all shot c/o Ed Sullivan Show guests. We scanned 2 of Tony.) ||| Accompanied by this as-of-yet to be restored secondary image.

  • peresu_midlandbeach_20130407_011_cr_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    *Please do not distribute/display without permission, per family request. ||| RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Perez ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| A young Raquel Welch circa the late 1960s. (Susan played paparazzi as a preteen. She presented us with a marvelous collection of celebrity snapshots, all shot c/o Ed Sullivan Show guests. We scanned 3 of Raquel.)

  • peresu_midlandbeach_20130407_026_cr_RIP_CFSv2_st_splice_hori

    *Please do not distribute/display without permission, per family request. ||| RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Perez ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| A young Cher circa the late 1960s. Possibly 1965. A second image with Sonny and Susan as a little girl awaits repair as well. (Susan played paparazzi as a preteen. She presented us with a marvelous collection of celebrity snapshots, all shot c/o Ed Sullivan Show guests.) Watch Sonny & Cher Ed Sullivan performance: www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3IOVO1Kh_s

  • sabbdo_midlandbeach_20130413_008_cr_RIP_GHv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Garry Horley (Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada) ||| FAMILY: Dolores & Phil Sabbatino ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "My neighbor was banging on my front door —thank God. My husband & I ran out the front door, turned left to go two doors for my parents (88 & 90 yrs) & dragged my dad in knee deep water to our car. All the time he kept saying "I'm going to fall." It was extremely traumatic."

  • krakho_RockawayPark_20130407_003_cr_RIP_DBKv5_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Hoong Yee Lee + Seth Krakauer ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| Volunteer and staff worked closely with family, using an alternate superimposed photo of the toddler's face to net the closest likeness possible.

  • kapiroa_nassau_20130407_002_cr_cr_RIP_KPv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: KPEditing (Massillon, OH) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Looks great. Thanks so much." ||| Abandoned by original volunteer, who disappeared without explanation for 9 months. Thanks to our new volunteer for rescuing this image!

  • wadewic_nassau_20130407_019_cr_RIP_CJv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Cori Jay (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: William Wade ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • mf_rockaways_112012_008a_cr_RIP_LEv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Originally by someone who chose to remain anonymous living in Dallas, TX who in actuality passed away in OK in 2010. And considering staff re-restored yet attributed the restore to the now clearly non-existent individual...we'll reclaim the credit. (Confused? A former female volunteer who was banned by CFS had the audacity to impersonate a deceased male, so desperate she was to gain access to our images. Artifice not a recommended way to net accolades from CFS or our families.) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "Thanks again, your restorations have made me laugh, smile and some have made me cry...That's my dad, on his honeymoon in Miami in 1950."

  • lamolaa_midlandbeach_20130413_016_cr_RIP_BT_v1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Bob Travis (Northville, MI) ||| FAMILY: Laura Lamont/Carmela Saulle ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank You, I rec’d pictures today & they are AMAZING !!!!!" | "We chose to stay home on the night of the hurricane. BAD IDEA!!! We spent 12 hours in the attic with a friend from Olympia Blvd. and a 1 1/2yr old dog. We were rescued by boat at about 6:00am Tuesday."

  • kapiroa_nassau_20130407_005_cr_RIP_BDv1_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "This is a photo of my parents from about 35 years ago. It looks wonderful. Thanks so much!""

  • cp_rockaways_112012_005c_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Breezy Point, Queens, NY ||| *Family provided with date-free versions as well.

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_017_cr_RIP_BDv1_st2_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson CFS! ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Once again you have made my day! This photo brings back so many wonderful memories of a very special day in my family's lives! Thank you so, so much for all your hard work!"

  • marcmiw_nassau_20130407_006_cr_st_AYv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Hicksville, Long Island, NY

  • mf_rockaways_112012_009d_cr_RIP_TKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "Thanks again, your restorations have made me laugh, smile and some have made me cry."

  • flahbel_nassau_20130407_014_cr_RIP_MOv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Maggie O'Reilly (Bay Shore, NY) ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), NY ||| "You put a smile on my face again! Yes, this is my son who is now 20! Love this photo, so glad to see it again! I do enjoy these restorations so much, I never know what I will find when the photo opens up! Thank you again for all your time and expertise!"

  • landemp_nassau_20130407_022_cr_RIP_DJv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Cedarhurst (Long Island) NY

  • bachkak_nassau_20130407_001_mc_cr2x300_RIP_KBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kate Bryant (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Merrick, (Long Island) NY ||| Look closely to see that the entire photo was covered in undulating cracks/lines...

  • schitea_nassau_20130407_045_cr_RIP_JNv2_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Schieda Family ||| LOCATION: Wantagh (Long Island), NY

  • blasda_midlandbeach_20130407_003_cr2x_RIP_KVAv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY ||| "That is my great, great grandfather. Thank you!" ||| Photographed rather than scanned. Family provided with matte-free cropped version as well. P.S. It's Polish!

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_027_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| Staten Island, NY

  • chrige_nassau_20130407_002_cr_RIP_BDv2_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Geri Christianson ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_021_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • yupamariag_midlandbeach_20130413_042_cr_RIP_JLv2_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Jessica Lau (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island

  • dugaanm_midlandbeach_20130413_033_cr_RIP_LBv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Angela D. ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • schitea_nassau_20130407_044_cr_RIP_JNv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Schieda Family ||| LOCATION: Wantagh (Long Island), NY

  • sabbdo_midlandbeach_20130413_021_cr_RIP_GHv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Garry Horley (Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada) ||| FAMILY: Dolores & Phil Sabbatino ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "My neighbor was banging on my front door —thank God. My husband & I ran out the front door, turned left to go two doors for my parents (88 & 90 yrs) & dragged my dad in knee deep water to our car. All the time he kept saying "I'm going to fall." It was extremely traumatic."

  • gp_rockaways_112012_005a_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Pat Gallagher ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • wilcki_sayreville_20130216_013_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Kimberly Wilcher ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

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