• About the Work

    Part of a scrapbook for much of its life, this signed photograph of Lou Gehrig suffered from multiple tears and losses that had been repaired improperly with tape. Our conservators removed the tape and repaired the tears. After using antique paper to fill the sections of the photo that had been torn away, our conservators hand painted previously lost areas such as the upper left of the photo.

    • Process

    • Filled Paper Losses
    • Inpainted Emulsion Losses
    • Recreated Design through Hand Painting
    • Removed Tape and Adhesive Residue
    • Repaired Tears