Publications:  Frank Sagendorph Welsh
Call: 610-525-3564
E-mail: fswelsh @ welshcolor.com
   
Historic Bridge Paint Colors
 
Company principal Frank Sagendorph Welsh has written and published numerous articles over the past 35 years on the history of painting, paint analysis and on historic paint color. The following is a complete list of his writings. Contact us by e-mail or phone if you have difficulty locating any of these publications.
 
"Report on an Early Wall Stencil in Philadelphia," Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. V, No. 2, 1973.
"18th Century Sponge Painting in Pennsylvania," Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology , Vol. VII, No. 2, 1975.
"A Methodology for Exposing and Preserving Architectural Graining," Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. VIII, No. 2, 1976.
"Paint & Color Restoration," The Old-House Journal, Vol. 3, No. 8, August, 1975.
Consulting on Identification of the colors on the 1871 Harrison Bros. Color Card for inclusion (page 66) in Exterior Decoration, Victorian Colors for Victorian Houses, Roger W. Moss, Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 1976.
"The Art of Painted Graining," Historic Preservation (magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation), Vol. 29, No. 3, 1977.
"Documentation of the 1902 Paint Colors of the Florida State Capitol," Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. XII, No. 2, 1980.
"18th Century Black Window Glazing in Philadelphia," Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. XII, No. 2, 1980.
Consulting on the original colors for the early color cards to be included in Century of Color, Exterior Decoration for American Buildings - 1820 / 1920, Roger W. Moss, American Life Foundation, New York, 1981.
"Paint Analysis," Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. XIV, No. 4, 1982.
"Restoration of the Exterior Sanded Paint at Monticello," Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. XV, No. 2, 1983. (Co-author: Charles L. Granquist, Jr.)
"Authentic Paint Colors for Historic Buildings," Newsletter of the Pennsylvania Trust for Historic Preservation, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1984.
"Who Is An Historic Paint Analyst? A Call for Standards," Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. XVIII No. 4, 1986.
"Paint Investigation - Three Methods," Communiqué of the Association for Preservation Technology, Technical Note 10, Vol. XV, No. 6, 1986. (Co-author: Thomas H. Taylor, Jr.)
"Particle Characteristics of Prussian Blue in An Historical Oil Paint," Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, Vol. 27, No. 2, 1988.
"Architectural Metallic Finishes in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries - The Great Imitators: Aluminum and Bronze," The Interiors Handbook for Historic Buildings. Washington, DC: Historic Preservation Education Foundation, 1988.
"Microchemical Analysis of Old Housepaints with a Case Study of Monticello," The Microscope, Vol. 38, Third Quarter, 1990.
Finish Notes , 1993-1999, Newsletter of the Frank S. Welsh Co. and also Welsh Color and Conservation, Inc.
 
Volume 1, No. 1: Colonial Wallpapers and Paints, Pickled Pine
Volume 1, No. 2: CIE LAB L*a*b* Color Reference System vs. Munsell, Restoration of Monticello, House Museums & Historic Sites, Dealing with Lead Paint
     
Volume 2, No. 1: Use of Portable Spectrophotometer: Inpainting vs. Repainting, Analysis of Finishes on Historic Chairs
Volume 2, No. 2: Conservation of Historic Artifacts Including Statues, Metal Roofing, Stagecoaches, Carts, and Wallpaper
     
Volume 3, No. 1: Restoration of "Tara," Colonial Graffiti, Whitewash Recipes,
Dulles International Airport
     
Volume 4, No. 1: Grand Central Terminal, Paint Analysis on a Budget, Workshops, Limed Oak
     
Volume 5, No. 1: Painted Bridges and Paint Crossections
     
Volume 7, No. 1: Wingspread: Frank Lloyd Wright's Use of Beeswax and Carnauba Wax
     
"The Early American Palette: Colonial Paints Revealed," Paint in America: The Colors of Historic Buildings, Roger W. Moss, ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1994.
"A Polished Paint Layer Crossection in 30 Minutes," The Microscope, Vol. 45, Second Quarter, 1997.
"Frank Lloyd Wright’s Use of Wax at Wingspread for Clear Finishes and Paints," The Microscope, Vol. 47, First Quarter, 1999.
"Analyzing Historic Wallpapers: Fibers and Pigments," The Microscope, Vol. 49, First Quarter, 2001
"Investigation, Analysis , and Authentication of Historic Wallpaper Fragments", Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2004.
"The Microanalysis of Historic Paints and Wallpapers", American Laboratory, Vol. 37, No. 7, 2005.
"Grumbacher Artist Palette Collection: 1930’s – Late 1950’s", The Microscope, Vol. 53:4 p.147-159, Fourth Quarter, 2005. (Co-author: Alexander W. Katlan)
"Paint, Caen Stone, and Acoustical Plaster at the Public Library in Mobile, Alabama " Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. XXXVIII No. 1, 2007. (Recipient of APT”s Anne de Fort-Menares Award for the article that best demonstrates excellence in the application of historical research to preservation practice published in the APT Bulletin during 2007.)
"Identification of 1850’s Brown Zinc Paint Made with Franklinite and Zincite at the U. S. Capitol " APT Bulletin: Journal of Preservation Technology, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2008. (Recipient of APT”s Anne de Fort-Menares Award for the article that best demonstrates excellence in the application of historical research to preservation practice published in the APT Bulletin during 2008.)
"Restoring the Colors of Thomas Jefferson: Beyond the Colors of Independence", Architectural Finishes of the Built Environment, London: Archetype Publications Ltd., 2009.