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Re: [BKARTS] Water soaked photographs katrina rita wilma



Silver prints can be washed.  Ideally (assuming they're snapshot size) they can be washed in trays, large enough size to allow the prints to not be stacked.  A very soft brush can be used to remove material that may be adhereing to the emulsion.  The backs can be treated slightly more forcefully with the brush.  They can be dried between blotters.  Change the water frequently when washing, and don't use the brush if there's a lot or crap floating in the water.

Bruce
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From: "James Pepper" <Biblescribe@xxxxxxx>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [BKARTS] Water soaked photographs katrina rita wilma
Date:         Mon, 31 Oct 2005 12:14:36 EST

> 
> Ok we have a lot of people who come into the shelters and they have been
> talking about their ruined photgraphs and I have scanned a few for some people
> using an office copier   So what can be done generally to preserve  
> this stuff.
>   lots of people take them to photocopy them as they dont have  the money or
> the time to do this. If I can get a hold of them I scan them  with a scanner
> and do it right.  But what would you suggest for people to  restore what they
> have and how to preserve them.  This is a huge problem  there are people all
> over the place who are in this mess.  Basically they  are water logged.  most
> people put them into boxes and not move them as  when they are wet 
> it will smear.
>   What can they do?
> 
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