Beatles Autographs and Photograph

This authenticated Beatles signature was written on a ticket stub for a show in Liverpool. The accompanying photograph is of The Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, which took place on February 9, 1964. The photograph and signatures had stains and tape residue that were removed and cleaned, and further chemistry baths neutralized the acids. A new frame with archival double-mats and UV-filtering glass was given to keep this treasured memorabilia ready to last for as long as Strawberry Fields do.

The Ed Sullivan show was part of The Beatles’ Winter 1964 US Tour. A record-breaking 73 million viewers watched the event. The set list included:

Part 1:
All My Loving

Till There Was You (Meredith Wilson cover)

She Loves You

Part 2:

I Saw Her Standing There

I Want to Hold Your Hand

At the time of the show, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was the first Beatles’ record to top both the UK and US charts. Partly due to the Ed Sullivan Show publicity, the single staid on top for seven weeks, which made it the longest-running No.1 for their career at that time, and would later be surpassed by “Hey Jude.”

Four Parchment Restorations

Lengthy storage with non-archival means left these works on parchment with stains and creases. Cleaning was delicately carried out with both wet and dry treatments, before rounds of chemistry baths de-acidified the parchments, neutralizing the acids as well as lifting the stains. Some in-paint and repairs of tears was necessary. New archival 8-ply mat in American Marin mahogany frames with UV-filtering glass rounded out the restoration.