Sebastian Wintermute Studio

Sebastian Wintermute Studio Museum quality photo restoration, preservation, and photo archiving services for private clients, publishing, documentary film production, genealogy research and all those interested in preservation of visual history and ancestral legacy.

For over a decade Sebastian Wintermute has been providing a full range of restoration and conservation services including; expert restoration of photographs, high resolution photo scanning and digital archiving, reproduction of photographs and documents. Sebastian's knowledge of art, photography and restoration techniques makes him a true expert in the field of photo restoration, while his deep knowledge and passion for history often turns seemingly simple project into fascinating journeys of discovery of long forgotten names and places.

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CONCERNING 250 WATER STREET, SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM, 173-69 JOHN STREET DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALAs a preservation profe...
12/22/2020
NYSDEC Brownfield Cleanup Program: 250 Water Street

CONCERNING 250 WATER STREET, SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM, 173-69 JOHN STREET DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL

As a preservation professional and New York City history enthusiast, one of the greatest joys I receive from volunteering at the South Street Seaport Museum is an opportunity to introduce the museum visitors to fascinating maritime history of New York City and, from standing on the deck of the sailing ship Wavertree, point to them many of the places where events took place that shaped not only the history of New York City and of the United State, but also of the history of the world.
Despite having been greatly affected by the tragic events of the 9/11 and the Hurricane Sandy, the South Street Seaport Museum was able to survive and to endure mostly due to the selfless dedication of the museums staff and volunteers. The new challenges caused by the COVID pandemic put the museums future in peril ones again and this time there is no certainty that the museum may recover.

The loss of the museum would be a great blow to New York City ability to attract tourists and visitors, and for the South Street Seaport community to provide cultural and educational services to the residents, tourists, and victors alike.

With the reliable recurrent revenue, coming from the proposed development project, the museum will be able to reopen safely with programming for children and adults and begin to plan for the future expansion of access to museums collection and services to the community.

After careful review of the available materials and conversations with local residents and with history and preservation experts, I concluded that the proposed development will not only provide the necessary funds for the museum, but will also bring in the much needed social, economical, and cultural diversity to the neighborhood.

There are, however, a few voices that raised concern that the new development will change the historic layout of the South Street Seaport neighborhood.

To those I have say that opposing the development will preserve nothing but a commercial parking lot situated on top of a contaminated ground that will remain an environmental hazard to the South Street Seaport neighborhood and to the New York Harbor and its waterways.

Mayor Dinkins referred to New York City as “The Gorgeous Mosaic”, I prefer to think of New York City as “The Ever Changing Beautiful Kaleidoscope Pattern”. Change and Strive for Improvement are in the Heart and in the Soul of New York City, to deny them is to go against it’s History and it’s Spirit, which the most of us, as the citizens of The Greatest City In The World, stand for.

https://seaportvision.nyc/ - development proposal
https://250bcp.com/ - environmental cleanup

250 Water Street, New York, NY NYSDEC BCP Site No. C231127

RESTORATION OF A WWII US ARMY UNIT PHOTOGRAPH WWII panoramic photograph of group of US Army soldiers in training. This o...
10/08/2020
RESTORATION OF A WWII PANORAMIC UNIT PHOTOGRAPH

RESTORATION OF A WWII US ARMY UNIT PHOTOGRAPH

WWII panoramic photograph of group of US Army soldiers in training. This original framed photograph of Company A 12th Battalion IRTC (Infantry Replacement Training Center), commanded by Lt. F.E. Hall, in Fort McClellan, AL, in July 1943

The original framed photograph was damaged in a house fire with the print becoming stuck to the glass. A large part of the print became permanently attached to the glass and two brake lines were running across the glass. Blotches of water damage were covering the entire surface of the print requiring a general image cleanup and enhancement.

Upon completion of restoration an enlargement was made of a selected area to be printed and framed separately as a present to the veteran who participated in the training program.

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The image on a small medallion was the first one identified to be of Josephine Carlisi, one of the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. It was carefully restored for HBO documentary film Triangle: Remembering The Fire dedicated to 100th anniversary of that tragic event.

RESTORATION OF A PHOTOGRAPH FOR A DOCUMENTARY FILMThe image on a small medallion was the first one identified to be of J...
09/01/2020
RESTORATION OF A PHOTOGRAPH FOR A DOCUMENTARY FILM

RESTORATION OF A PHOTOGRAPH FOR A DOCUMENTARY FILM

The image on a small medallion was the first one identified to be of Josephine Carlisi, one of the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. It was carefully restored for HBO documentary film "Triangle: Remembering The Fire" dedicated to 100th anniversary of that tragic event.

Particular attention was given to preservation of the authentic look of the antique image while careful reconstruction of the facial features brought back the appearance of a young and beautiful woman who, among many others, tragically perished in the fire on March 25, 1911.

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http://www.sebastianwintermute.com/photo-restoration-before-and-after/josephina-carlisi-triangle-fire-documentary.html

The image on a small medallion was the first one identified to be of Josephine Carlisi, one of the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. It was carefully restored for HBO documentary film

IPSWICH WATCH, CLOCK & JEWELRY REPAIRThis is the only place that I trust with my watches. Philip is amazingly fast, effi...
08/23/2020
IPSWICH WATCH, CLOCK & JEWELRY REPAIR

IPSWICH WATCH, CLOCK & JEWELRY REPAIR

This is the only place that I trust with my watches.

Philip is amazingly fast, efficient, absolutely trustworthy, and you can't beat the price.
Any problem you have, from repairing a heirloom antique watch to replacing a battery in a modern sports watch, Philip will make sure your watch works as new and that it fits perfectly.

109 East 12th St
New York, NY 10003
tel: 917-536-0120

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http://www.sebastianwintermute.com/photo-restoration-before-and-after/ipswich_watch_clock_repair.html

From repairing a hairloom antique watch to replacing a battery in a modern sports watch, Philip will make sure your watch works as new and that it fits perfectly.

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195 Stanton St
New York, NY
10002

F - 2nd Ave. (Houston & 1st Ave. exit) J, M, F - Delancey & Essex St.

Telephone

(212) 598-5847

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photo restoration, photo scanning, digital archiving

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For over a decade Sebastian Wintermute has been restoring and preserving historic and ancestral photographs and documents, from camera obscura portraits of American settlers to NASA documentation of Apollo Moon missions; from American Revolution era documents signed by the Founding Fathers of the United States to pictures of the WWII American GIs crossing the Rhine and faded Polaroid snapshots taken at the Woodstock music festival. Sebastian's knowledge of art, photography and restoration techniques makes him a true expert in the field of photo restoration, while his deep knowledge and passion for history often turns seemingly simple restoration project into fascinating journeys of discovery of long forgotten names and places.

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EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qqDuEP4okw
SW did a fantastic job on a small photograph from 1932. Copied it, improved it, enlarged it. Very happy with the result. He was easy to work with in all ways.