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James Neiss/staff photographerNiagara Falls, NY - Retired UB Professor Dr. Peter K Gessner is trying to save a deteriorating concrete depiction of the Maid of the Mist, using what's called the Sgraffito effect, by artist Joseph Slawinski who had a studio on Buffalo Avenue. Slawinski died in 1983.

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