Post Number: 74
|Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 05:53 pm: ||
I have an old photo from 1927 that is one of those long, narrow shots taken of a employees at a company picnic.It has been rolled up in a mailing tube for several years and as best I remember has at least one tear. At any rate, I am sure that it is brittle and I have not attempted to remove it from the tube to examine it. I live in Northern Delaware, and would like to find someone with the expertise to bring it back to a condition where it could be placed in a frame and given to a group who are presently working toward a museum of artifacts through the years.Someone in SE Pa, Delaware, NJ, or Maryland within driving distance would be nice to know about. Any help would be appreciated.
Post Number: 899
|Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 08:35 am: ||
My normal procedure is to soak the rolled up print in water plus a few drops of rinse aid and then unroll the wetted print, emulsion side up, onto a long glazing plate or sheet of glass that has been covered with a piece of heavy gauge polythene. Leave the print to air dry and use the plastic sheet to move the print if it is very torn/fragile.
On prints that are not too brittle I just put the wetted print through my dryer/glazer - but not everybody has an industrial print dryer to hand!
Post Number: 79
|Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 06:23 am: ||
I agree with Glenn, soaking in water should be fine if handled with care,after all that was how the print was made originally.However,scan the photo as soon as you can when flat,just to be on the safe side.