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Re: [BKARTS] Old Photos / Old Photo Albums



Oops, Thank you I hadn't thought of that.
I guess MY idea of old isn't all that old. ;)

j

> 
> J and Susan,
> I would not use any heat near old photos. It often turns the 
> silver oxide black Dave
> 
> J Godsey wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of 
> >> Dave Allen
> >> Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 12:11 PM
> >> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Old Photos / Old Photo Albums
> >>
> >> Hi Susan,
> >> that black paper is very weak when damp or wet while usually old 
> >> photographs are impervious to water. You would have to test it, of 
> >> course, but I would start with one of the least valuable 
> photos and 
> >> see if dampening the paper would allow it to be removed from the 
> >> paper. Of course this destroys the black paper.
> >> Dave
> >>     
> >
> > Try heat from the REVERSE side.
> > If there is any moisture in the rubber cement left, it 
> should loosen it up.
> > If it is some sort of animal glue it will also loosen it.
> > If it is a gummed paste you may have to try water on a paint brush 
> > under the edges, but I haven't found paste to work well on pictures.
> >
> > Otherwise Bestine Rubber Cement Thinner from the reverse 
> side or around the edges with a q-tip  - which isn't non-toxic.
> >
> > Quilting irons sell for 12-20 bucks, are about the size of 
> a soldering iron and and fit in your tool kit.
> > They have small heads for getting into tight spots and 
> adjustable thermostats to control your heat.
> > When removing anything try it first. 
> > There is no excuse not to have one.
> >
> > j
> >
> >   
> >> Susan wrote:
> >>     
> >>> Does anyone know of a nontoxic way to remove old
> >>>       
> >> photographs from the
> >>     
> >>> black paper pages of old photo albums?
> >>>
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