Pictures of Fairfax History, Clearer Than Ever

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This is a photo of The Bowman Store on Centreville Rd. Michael Rierson explains how he was able to date the photo by blowing up and enhancing the image. Once the image was larger and sharper, it was possible to date the automobiles and the Coca-Cola sign hanging over the door. (Tracy A. Woodward)


Using the latest in digital enhancement software, historic preservationist Michael Rierson is finding in old photographs a better picture of our history. The Fairfax Extra has the story.



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A photograph of the Spring House circa 1890-1900, before and after digital enghancement by Michael Rierson. (Photos courtesy of the Fairfax County Park Authority)

By Focus on Fairfax |  October 18, 2007; 11:05 AM ET  | Category:  History , People
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