- If it's 2024, see https://bibliotheques-specialisees.paris.fr/ark:/73873/pf0001071313 which has just gone out of copyright.
Sort out commons:Category:William Byrne for which larger copies of practically every image are available.
Current nominations/Forthcoming nominations:
Things either currently nominated, about to be nominated, or awaiting renomination
May also include things about to be nominated, but only when there's a problem at WP:FPC (or they're only nearly done, but will be done in a day or two. This is wildly optimistic in most cases, and you should really not pay attention to anything I say about scheduling.)
Esther Bubley photograph of a woman being taught to drive a streetcar in World War II.
The bathhouse in Gnesta
Costume design from Princess Ida (1884)
Anna Oscàr 30%
Anna Bartels 30%
Battle of Shiloh 30%
Amanda Smith 50%
Paula Lizell 10%
John C. Tidball's Battery.
- Commons:Category:Glass plate negatives in the Swedish Performing Arts Agency - good source for a lot of Swedish actors.
Images that have gone through the featured picture process and have been recognised as amongst the best on Wikipedia.
These 38.5 restorations from the first 6 months of 2021 make up 0.53% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia. My goal for the year is 1%, which currently requires 72.63 restorations. I am currently on target to meet this goal, with a projected 1.099% (79.8) for the year. (Everything in this paragraph is automatically updated.)
11. Edmonia Lewis
14. Sojourner Truth
16½. Kenje Ogata
17. Billy Bowlegs
19. Doris Miller
21. Long Tack Sam
25. Lilly Walleni
30. Ruddygore, 1887
31. Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1918
33. Ruddigore, 1921
34. Haane Manahi, Maori soldier
36. John C. Dancy
38. The Cenotaph
Things I gave up on passing FPC in 2022
Good restorations, but not good enough source material. Check later, but...
Featured pictures from previous years
2021... was not a good year for many reasons, chief amongst them the fact that the pandemic, meant to end by Christmas 2020... failed to do so. But at least I managed a single featured picture before it all fell apart.
These 52.5 restorations from 2020 make up 0.723% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia.
1. Sharon Tate
6. La bohème
7. Les Huguenots Act II
10. Ethel Smyth
11. Quo Vadis
12. Hazel MacKaye
13. La Esmeralda
14. La reine de Chypre, Act V, Scene 2
15. Robert Bruce, Act III, Scene 3
16. Nelly Martyl
19. Fly Duet from Orphée aux enfers
20. The Green–Meldrim House, during its period as General Sherman's headquarters
23. Della H. Raney
24. Sándor Vay
27. Giacomo Puccini
28. Rosa Raisa
29. Madama Butterfly
30. Helena Hill Weed
31. Gabrielle Ray
32. Tannhäuser, Act III
33. La Wally, Act I costume for Wally.
34. Marie Stopes
37. Les Burgraves
39. Jeanette Scissum
40. Pauline Kirby
41. Granville Stuart
42. Clara McAdow
43½. Keke Rosberg
44. Margaret Harwood
45. Simone Veil
46. Jacques Isnardon
48. Poster for State Fair (1933)
49. Svan peasant in traditional dress
52. La boheme, Act II
These 98.5 restorations from 2019 make up 1.356% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia.
1. Rigoletto set design
6. Le comte Ory
9. Les Huguenots Act I
17. Cavalliera Rusticana (Santuzza and Turiddu)
18. Cavalliera Rusticana (Alfio and Turiddu)
23. Lucy Arbell
28. Mary Jackson
31. Aletta Jacobs
32. Ray Strachey
33. L'enfant et les sortilèges Scene 1
34. L'enfant et les sortilèges Scene 2
35. Alva Belmont
37. Le mage
37½ Frederick Fleet (a relatively quick restoration)
40. Marino Faliero
42. Le juif polonais
43. I puritani
46. Yuri Gagarin
48. Le pardon de Ploërmel (Dinorah)
49. Hermaphrodite, part of a nine-part 1860 medical photo-documentation of an intersex person, believed to be the first of its kind.
50. We Can Do It!
51. Nell Mercer
52. Lillian Feickert
53. SMS Arcona
54. Lillian Ascough
55. Bégéarss from The Guilty Mother
57. Pauline Adams
59. Program for the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession in Washington, D.C.
60. Pro-women's suffrage poster by Emily Jane Harding Andrews
61. Ubu Roi
62. Edison's Vitascope
63. Queen Lili'uokalani of Hawaii
64. Rosa Parks
65. Fredrikke Mørck
66. Restoring manuscripts from the National Library after the 1966 flood of the Arno
67. Gina Krog
68. War pigeon
69. La Juive
70. Emma Gillett
71. Hattie Caraway
73. Iris Calderhead
76. Ada Flatman
77. Alice Locke Park
79. Jules Verne
80. Édouard Manet
81. Dr. Caroline Spencer
84. Joy Young Rogers
88. Lucretia Mott
89. Crystal Eastman
91. Poster for Quo Vadis (1913)
92. Mabel Vernon
93. Henrietta Rodman
96. Django Reinhardt
97. "Il signor Tambourossini"
These 8 restorations from the last two months of 2018 make up 0.11% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia. 2018 concluded a long Wikibreak, with me only rejoining in late November, so this isn't too bad numberwise. And, hey, wrote the music to an opera as well.
2017 had a long wikibreak in it, that I never really left for long....
These 71.5 restorations from 2016 make up 0.998% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia.
3. 'Your King & Country Need You'/'A Wee "Scrap of Paper" is Britain's Bond' by Lawson Wood
11. Thelonious Monk
15. Jackie Robinson
16. Billy Strayhorn
17. Shirley Chisholm
18. Al Grey
19. Cardiss Collins
20. Barbara Jordan
26. Sgt. Major Christian Fleetwood
27. Teresa Carreño
28. Adolphe-Louis-Joseph Alizard in Jérusalem
31. William Birney
33. Rootabaga Stories frontispiece
35. Nogi Maresuke
38. Chien-Shiung Wu
39. Dorothea Lange's "Broke, baby sick, and car trouble!"
41. Bessie Smith
42. Ivor Novello
46. Alice Paul
49¾. Carol Greider
50. Eugene F. Kranz
54. Cynthia Woodhead
55. Bertha Lutz
57. Virginia Woolf
60. Abbey Lincoln
68. Aida, Act I, Scene 2, from the 1871 Cairo première
69. Michael Ancher
70. Lancashire in 1610
These 48.5 restorations from 2015 make up 0.668% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia.
3: Alex Schomburg illustration
7: British gunners loading a shrapnel shell.
8: Parody of the chaos surrounding Anna Gould's divorce.
9: Eugen Sandow
10: Jay Gould
13: Jane Addams
16: Giovanna d'Arco
17: Les Troyens
18: Les Troyens Part I: La Prise de Troie
19: Les Troyens Part II: Les Troyens à Carthage
20: Carl Nielsen
21: La traviata
22: Offenbach's Robinson Crusoé
24: Funeral of Alfonso XII of Spain
27: The Golden Spike
28: My Man Jeeves
29: William Tell Told Again cover
30: Set design for Act IV, Scene 2 of Aida created for the 1880 Paris production.
34: La favorite
36: Ambroise Thomas
38: Don Carlo
39: Hudson's Soap advert (Front)
Policemen at a urinalHudson's Soap advert (Back)
41: Albert Reiss
43: Simon Boccanegra
44: Les contes d'Hoffmann, prologue
45: Les contes d'Hoffmann, Olympia act
46: Les contes d'Hoffmann, Giulietta act
46.5: Additional work on a Ringling Brothers Circus poster.
48: Pierre Gaveaux
Images I've found for Wikipedia, which were featured, but which didn't need much or any work beyond finding them.
1895 Otello set design.
These 81.5 restorations from 2014 make up 1.122% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia.
1 (with Crisco 1492)
19 (with Crisco 1492)
67½ - Fixed a lens flare on the painting; Photograph by David Iliff
These 65 restorations from 2013 make up 0.895% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia.
4 The Pirate Publisher
6 Ivory Soap advertisement
9 Women's Suffrage Procession Now superseded, see 2019
42 (With Crisco 1492)
This list is not at all complete, but gives a sampling (111 images; 1.528% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia) of my pre-2013 Featured picture work.