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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 once the varnish has been removed. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Portraits of founding fathers get restored

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.