You’ve heard of bodice ripper novels right? Well this poor lady from Humboldt County seems to have married a real bodice ripper, since she showed up for her portrait almost completely missing it.

What do you do at this point to restore the photo when there’s almost nothing to go on?

Well from the little detail we could see of the dress we estimated the period and then searched the internet for photos that matched the period and pose of this lady.

Luckily we found one that was a pretty good match, and we made the substitution. Unless you knew what the original looked like, you’d be hard pressed to know she changed her clothes right in the middle of having her portrait taken.

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