In 1986 members of Ohavi Zedek Synagogue’s archives committee were given access to take archival images of the mural prior to its being covered by a wall as the building was being converted into residential apartments. At that time it was thought the mural would be lost forever. These images will form the basis of the restoration effort. Once the mural is stabilized and extracted it will be restored to match these images (the only existing color images of the mural).