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Subject: Magnetic photo albums

Magnetic photo albums

From: Barbara Kievit-Mason <lib_bak>
Date: Monday, September 27, 2004
I am trying to remove 1940's era black and white photographs of
different kinds from two magnetic photo albums from the 1970's. In
the first album the photographs were just pushed down on the pages
and have become one, it seems, with the album pages. In the other
album the photographs were also "glued" into the album with a
unknown substance.

Does anyone know how to remove the photographs without damaging
them, or at least removing the photographs with minimal damage?  I
have tried heat, a very thin specula, even (and I hate to admit it)
dental floss. If they cannot be removed how do you minimize the
damage that is being done by the acid and chemicals within the

Barbara Kievit-Mason
University Archivist
Newton Gresham Library
Sam Houston State University
Box 2179
Huntsville, Texas 77341

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:17
                 Distributed: Thursday, October 7, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-18-17-034
Received on Monday, 27 September, 2004

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