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View of Philadelphia

Vue de Philadelphie  by Balth Frederic Leizelt

c. 1776; Hand-colored etching with engraving on laid paper 

This print was damaged from water during a fire. The object was surface cleaned (dry) and hinges were removed from the back. A strong tideline was locally reduced using a suction platen followed by humidification and pressing to reduce planar distortions.