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Old 07-06-2011, 06:22 PM
Scott Miller Scott Miller is offline
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Hi all, my name is Scott. I have a picture that was taken in 1959 that was framed behind glass, it got wet and now a portio of the photo is stuck to the glass. Is there a way to remove it from the glass without damage to the photo???
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:34 PM
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Re: problem

I saw a guy put a damp cloth on the back of the photo , left it there over night it came off fairly well but not as old
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:08 PM
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Re: problem

Do a search on that problem. The question has been asked and answered many many times.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:55 AM
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Re: problem

I would not suggest doing anything until you have first made a copy, either scanned or re-photographed. Trying to remove the image may further damage the emulsion.
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