This week, we’re diving once again into Jack and Marge Day’s fabulous collection of old photos.

Today we have a photo from 1890. Someone had written on the back of the photo, “My father & Arthur Comstock at the Center.” Unfortunately, we don’t know what or where “the Center” was, but thankfully, someone else added the date of the photo and the fact that the machinery pictured was road-grading equipment.

The actual photo is really quite faded, but you can see a good bit of detail in this restored version, thanks to the miracle of Photoshop:

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(from the Jack and Marge Day collection)