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Historic Restoration Layers

Historic preservation photography by Fine PhotoGraphics
Historic preservation work at Ruthmere reveals various paint layers and early wall patterns.

Recently I had the pleasure of working alongside Paul Yoder of LP’s Custom Painting. Paul has years of restoration experience in museums and historic homes. While prepping to repaint several areas of the historic Ruthmere mansion Paul uncovered several paint layers and wall patterns. These reveals gave an exciting glimpse into the past. He created new stencils and plans are underway to reproduce the patterns around the ceiling line.

The hard to reach locations and lack of lighting made the reveals very difficult for the museum client to capture with a point-and-shoot camera. They asked me to come document the original patterns and various wall colors. The end result was crisp, more true-to-color photo documentation.

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LP’s Custom Painting
Paul Yoder
28520 CR 50
Nappanee, IN
(574) 773-3345