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Subject: Glass plate negatives

Glass plate negatives

From: Monique Jose <m.jose>
Date: Thursday, November 30, 1995
The University Archives has recently acquired a collection of
approximately 50 glass plate negatives dating 1910-12.  I have a
couple of questions regarding these:

    1.  does anyone have a "tried and true" way of identifying
        whether they are wet or dry plates?

    2.  how do I go about reproducing them for reference/backup
        purposes (I'm not a photographics expert so please keep it

    3.  what sort of cleaning should be done to the plates prior to
        reproducing (e.g. distilled water on non-emulsion side
        only?)? Hope you can help.

Monique L. Jose
University Archivist
Edith Cowan University
Fax: +61 9 273 8661
Pearson St. Churchlands
Western Australia 6018
+61 9 273 8640

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:45
                 Distributed: Friday, December 1, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-45-020
Received on Thursday, 30 November, 1995

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