At the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, I spread the items out on the accession table. Art on tissue paper from sixty years ago, pencil sketches, watercolors, a charcoal sketchpad, photos of all kinds, and one of the love letters -- 80 items that either had extra special meaning for my sister and me or that appeared particularly fragile.
|Lee Price (the client), CCAHA Executive Director Ingrid Bogel,|
and Director of Paper Conservation Mary Schobert
look at the photos and artwork.
|Mary considers the condition of a piece of|
tissue paper covered with sketches and writing.
|Mary made a personal connection between|
Art's Navy images of Shanghai and her own
father's service there.
|In Mary's opinion, many of the items were in good shape --|
more in need of good storage than costly conservation treatment.
The following items remained at the Center, accessioned for the conservators to prepare condition reports, treatment plans, and cost estimates –
Mounted photograph of June’s father at
For digital restoration:
“Wives of Presidents” artwork on board, watercolor and ink
4 color photographs
For conservation treatment:
4 black and white photographs from Art’s time in the Navy, including a panoramic shot of minesweepers
“Fabric textures” artwork on board by June
Pencil sketch of a dog by Art
Drawing of model in dress with a cellophane window frame
Sketch of a Navy fight scene by Art
4 life sketches, pencil on paper, by June
Folded tissue paper with pen and pencil art and notationsLarge board with two models in dresses, watercolor by June
© 2010 Lee Price