WARREN LASCH CONSERVATION LAB PHOTO GALLERY

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Views of the Conservation Lab

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Exterior view of the H.L. Hunley tank and the tank area of the Warren Lasch Conservation Center.

H.L. Hunley staff using a
high pressure water spray to clean the truss and the submarine itself.

View of the processing and x-ray area of the lab.

Assistant conservator Philippe de Vivies during the excavation of the front area. Note air circulation through the missing viewing port in the forward hatch.

View of the x-ray cabinet and Fuji equipment.

Measurement of the lead on bench using a portable XRF spectrum analyzer multi-element XL-700 NITON.

View of the concreted interior of the sub facing towards the stern. Note the wooden bench on the right and the crank on the left.

Hunley senior conservator Paul Mardikian and assistant conservator Philippe de Vivies during the block-lift of Lt. Dixon's legs.

Hunley senior conservator Paul Mardikian and Smithonian senior textile conservator, Mary Ballard sampling fibers.

General view of the submarine during the excavation of the central compartment.

Hunley senior conservator Paul Mardikian with Dr. Ian Donald McLeod from the Western Australian Maritime Museum.

Hunley senior conservator Paul Mardikian and Assistant conservator Philippe de Vivies positioning portable 300 kV tube during x-raying of the mercury depth gauge.

Hunley senior conservator Paul Mardikian and Assistant conservator Philippe de Vivies working on the excavation of Dixon's remains in the lab.

Senior archaeologist Maria Jacobsen with Paul Mardikian and Philippe de Vivies looking at an x-ray on the Fuji computed system.

Intern Ebba Samuelsson from Sweden excavating one leather shoe from the crew.

Hunley senior conservator Paul Mardikian setting up the interior cathodic protection anode.

Assistant conservator Philippe de Vivies checking mercury vapor into hull of the submarine using a Dräger Tube (CH 23101).

Assistant conservator Philippe de Vivies checking the level of mercury content in the sediment underneath forward conning tower.

Hunley senior conservator Paul Mardikian excavating the inside of the compass box in the laboratory. Intern Ebba Samuelsson from Sweden excavating one leather shoe from the crew.

Senior archaeologist Maria Jacobsen with Paul Mardikian and Philippe de Vivies checking the inside of a canteen using a videoprobe.

Hunley submarine immersed in refrigerated storage tank at the WLCC upon recovery. Note the cathodic connection to the sub at the spar attachment and the titanium anodes in the white pipes along the submarine.

Assistant conservator Philippe de Vivies working in Dixon's area.

Hunley senior conservator Paul Mardikian working inside the submarine with Chicago pneumatic chisel on the removing of a file concreted to the hull of the sub.

Hunley senior conservator Paul Mardikian working underneath the crew bench. Note the remnants of painting on the wood positively identified through the presence of high amounts of lead.

Cleaning the
submarine.

View from the bottom of the tank during the cleaning process.

Excavating textile from Dixon's block-lift.

Conservator Paul Mardikian examining an artifact x-ray.



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