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A whale’s tale: Longest painting in North America restored

Textile conservator Kate Tarleton, of Rochester, Mass., stands between two oversized spools holding a portion of the 1848, “Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage Round the World,” at the museum in New Bedford, Mass. The quarter-mile-long (0.4-kilometer-long) panorama toured the U.S. after it was completed in 1848. . (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Textile conservator Kate Tarleton, of Rochester, Mass., stands between two oversized spools holding a portion of the 1848, “Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage Round the World,” at the museum in New Bedford, Mass. The quarter-mile-long (0.4-kilometer-long) panorama toured the U.S. after it was completed in 1848. . (AP Photo/Steven Senne)