Preservation takes many forms…
This is a behind the scenes video of the beginning stages of preserving some photo panels (think scrapbook pages) from the Blue Whale. There are a total of 33 panels.
These panels have been on public display and handled nearly daily for the past several years. They have started to show the wear and tear and the photos have also begun deterioration from age. This preservation project should enable the Blue Whale gift shop to allow future visitors to enjoy the “new” panels for years to come. The original panels will go back to the Davis family.
Thanks to Oklahoma Route 66 Association member, Apertures Photo, for use of the studio and lighting equipment!