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Subject: Alkaline buffer in photographic enclosures

Alkaline buffer in photographic enclosures

From: Deborah Rohan <county_records_cambridge>
Date: Thursday, April 16, 1998
It has been a long time since I had any serious instruction in
photographic conservation, but the opinion back then was that
buffered paper would fade cyanotypes (blueprints), and could also
affect albumen prints; but that it was unlikely to harm
gelatine-silver prints. The general production of non-buffered paper
for photo enclosures would seem to be a reaction of 'better safe
than sorry'--thinking twice, and not being too positive, is always a
good idea in conservation. Am I out of date, or would more
experienced conservators agree that buffered paper can be used with
many kinds of photographs?

                  Conservation DistList Instance 11:85
                 Distributed: Wednesday, April 22, 1998
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Received on Thursday, 16 April, 1998

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