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Subject: Photographs


From: Clete wood <cletew>
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2004
The Herndon Historical Society in Herndon Virginia is based out of
the Baltimore and Ohio Train Depot. Their original 1910 photograph
of the Depot is falling apart inside the frame. There are  hundreds
of tiny fragments falling from the face of the photo which are
slightly smaller than grains of rice, but similar in shape. Only the
light areas are losing their adhesion. They have asked me to include
conservation materials into the frame, but at this point I believe
lifting the glass will remove most of the image. Is there a method
to stabilize the image from further degradation if I indeed lift the

The Society also has a set of 10 panorama photographs from the
1920's measuring 12 x 36 inches and 12 x 48 inches. These have been
stored in a 3" diameter tube for  many decades.  Is there a
suggested method for relaxing them slowly for vertical display in

Clete D. Wood
Museum Specialist
Explus, Inc.
44156 Mercure Circle
Dulles, Va 20166
703/260/0780 x 365

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:56
                 Distributed: Friday, February 20, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-17-56-022
Received on Thursday, 19 February, 2004

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