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Subject: Argon gas and albumen photographs

Argon gas and albumen photographs

From: Charlotte Payne <clpayne>
Date: Friday, July 5, 1991
We'd like to pass on the following question we received from the
historian at Yosemite National Park.  Here at Davis we use argon gas for
fumigation of books after bug infestation.  The question as received
was, would treatment with argon affect photographic processes,
especially albumen prints tipped into 19th century publications?  Also,
are there any known or predictable effects on glues used in bindings or
for photograph adhesion?

Thanks very much for your help.

Charlotte Payne and Wendy Jones
Preservation Department
Shields Library
UC Davis
Davis, CA  95616

                   Conservation DistList Instance 5:8
                   Distributed: Sunday, July 7, 1991
                        Message Id: cdl-5-8-001
Received on Friday, 5 July, 1991

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