Here is a cabinet card of my maternal great great grandparents, my great grandmother (seated to their left), and her older sisters (standing). This was taken about 1902 and suffered much damage and almost fatal fading. This is the best I could do to bring the image back to life in Photoshop Elements - it will take an expert with a more powerful program to salvage this photo, I think.
After Photoshop Elements.
Before Photoshop Elements - might be useful as a background or frame.