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Close-up view of two hands carefully at work on an aged, yellowing manuscript with handwriting

A Trio of Literary Ladies Conserved

Posted by: Samantha Schireson

This is a guest post authored by Gwenanne Edwards, Senior Paper Conservator in the Conservation Division. Drawings personifying genres of literature, Fancy, Romance, and Tragedy, were recently treated in the Conservation Division. The drawings were made in 1896 as preparatory sketches for mural paintings in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress and …