Old Chautauqua County Train Depot

Touched up

Original

Larry McCombs sent me this photo of an old Chautauqua County, Kansas train station. It’s 72 dpi and no larger than what you see here so there’s not much that can be done with restoration. If one attempts darker tones, even if they belong (and look nicely dramatic), one loses a lot of the detail, so best to keep it faded out and low contrast.

How to date this? It’s old. No electric or even telegraph lines that I can see. All my families arrived in Chautauqua County, Kansas post 1873 so it is after that time.

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