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Subject: Displaying bandages

Displaying bandages

From: Alan J. Hawk <hawk>
Date: Friday, February 13, 2004
We are interested in displaying a pair of Esmarch triangular
bandages which have wonderful illustration printed on them showing
the variety of uses for a triangular bandage.

The usual way to display such objects is a pressure mount on a
padded back covered with unbleached muslin.  However, the background
would be the same color as the bandage and the object would get lost
in the mount.  Is there another conservation-acceptable textile
backdrop that would be able to contrast with the bandage without
damaging the object?

Alan Hawk
Collections Manager, Historical Collections
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Bldg. 54, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, DC  20306-6000
Fax: 202-782-3573,

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:54
               Distributed: Wednesday, February 18, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-17-54-029
Received on Friday, 13 February, 2004

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