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Subject: Albumen prints

Albumen prints

From: Claudia Chemello <claudiac>
Date: Wednesday, January 17, 1996
We have many albumen photographs in our collection and recently I
removed an acidic backing from one of these. The paper support on
most albumen photos is extremely thin hence the tendency for the
photo to curl, especially when the backing has been removed. I was
wondering has anyone successfully relined an albumen photograph and
managed to keep it from recurling? If so, what was used for the
relining?

The usual method is to use Japanese tissue to the strength and
thickness of the original photo, has anyone tried any other methods,
even if unsuccessfully? Any suggestions gratefully appreciated.

Claudia Chemello
Powerhouse Museum Sydney

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                Distributed: Wednesday, January 17, 1996
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