The stains seen on this engraving are from mold that grew on the paper after it got went during Hurricane Katrina. Although the mold is dry and dead the stains from infestation are very disfiguring and will darken with time. The darker the mold stains that develop are the harder they are to remove.
Four different kinds of mold are visible in colors of black, red, yellow and brown. Blotchy acid stains probably transferred from poor framing and mounting materials. Numerous distortions and ripples are present as well. All of these conditions can be improved and removed; in fact we expect it to look different when we are done. We expect the cost to be $400.00 for just the conservation treatments. Framing will be extra.
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