Sunday, July 02, 2006

Shoe Box of Soldier Photos Restored

Historical Society Restores Shoe Box of Old World War II Soldier Photos
MINOT, N.D. - Ward County Historical Society officials are gathering information on 60-year-old soldier photographs they have restored.

The photos were taken between 1942 and 1945 by the owner of a defunct Minot bar, who would then tack them up on his walls. The more than 600 pictures were donated to the historical society last year - crumpled up in a shoe box.

Society President Paul Robinette took a class on photo restoration, and officials made their own humidification chamber that brought the pictures back to life.

Read full story from the Grand Forks Herald