Portraits of founding fathers get restored

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In this photo taken Monday, June 18, 2012, painting conservator Joanna Dunn removes varnish, which had yellowed with age, as she restores a Gilbert Stuart painting of Luke White at the National Gallery of Art's Painting Conservation Lab in Washington. The brighter area shows the colors, where the varnish has been removed. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Sixteen paintings by American artist Gilbert Stuart of some of the nation's founding fathers and other figures are showing their true colors for the first time in decades through a major conservation project at the National Gallery of Art.

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