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Subject: Rubber cement

Rubber cement

From: Harold E. Scott <hesmes>
Date: Saturday, January 28, 1995
My wife and I are volunteers in the Archives of Pittsburgh Theological
Seminary where she was Cataloger and Archivist before retiring.  I have
been asked to organize the photograph collection.  In a few cases a
photograph that must be preserved has been attached with rubber cement
to a backing.  It has been removed with TLC, but the cement, usually
dried, remains on the photo.  Is there any way of removing the cement
without damaging the photograph?  One Archives E-Mail respondent
suggested that the best way is to have a copy negative made.  Any wisdom
will be appreciated.

Harold E. Scott
Volunteer in Archives
Barbour Library
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
616 North Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:59
                 Distributed: Sunday, January 29, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-59-013
Received on Saturday, 28 January, 1995

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