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The Art Restorationist’s Dilemma

We received an an email through this site’s contact link from Micheal Donaldson. Micheal left a non-functioning return email, but I’d like to address the note here. It said:

I am a art Restorationist, i have seen a lot of this type of work disappear, because the owners clung to[o] tightly to it with water marks and flash player security.

If you really want this work to survive you, which is so needed in a world gone crazed on death and decay, you should make the largest and best quality 1.5 MB files for down loading, so the smile Beatrice intended for everyone goes out all over the net and shines on a world gone obsessed with death.

I replied, but it came back undelivered:

Hi Michael – Thanks for your note and your interest in Beatrice Tonnesen. I am an art restorationist also, but by hobby. I keep the master digital database of Beatrice Tonnesen images. It might be a bit messy, but it’s there. Lois and I have been working on BT for about seven years now, and we have dozens of terabytes recovered. Easily more than a thousand hours of image cleanup. There are no negatives, so all the images are reproduced from discovered photographs, paintings, calendars, or newspapers. Like any commercial studio, restored Beatrice Tonnesen images are under copyright and available for license. I encourage you to consider this route for disseminating our mutual interest in Beatrice Tonnesen.

Please contact me at any time.

Sincerely,

Sumner