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  • thomasgeorge
    Albumin Photos-Preserve and Protect
    by thomasgeorge
    By its very nature, the Albumin photo is subject to many preservation problems and many deterioration hazards. On the negative side, many of these are inherent in the very physical and chemical nature of the process used. On the plus side, a few simple steps can be taken which can help to slow down...
    11-19-2001, 07:25 AM
  • thomasgeorge
    Preserve and protect Ambrotypes from further deterioration/damage
    by thomasgeorge
    First, unless one is experienced and skilled in the complex methods of cleaning and restoring Ambrotypes or Daguerrotypes, it is wiser to take them to a trained and recognized Conservator..these old photo types are very succeptable to damage if handled wrong. That being said there are a few things an...
    01-03-2002, 07:55 AM
  • Ed_L
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    by Ed_L
    Movie theatres, florists, craft shops, cotton candy, art fairs, gift shops, Radio Shack, video stores. What do they have in common? They are all in direct competition with you for the expendable dollar. Now you have to put your thinking cap on. What can you do to get your fair share? I don't expect...
    08-11-2001, 11:51 AM
  • thomasgeorge
    Proper Display
    by thomasgeorge
    One of the main killers of old photos is improper display. As more and more folks begin searching through attics,basements, old trunks etc., the number of old photos being dragged out and displayed is increasing and with that the need to educate your customers on the proper display methods so as to...
    12-05-2001, 07:30 PM
  • Ed_L
    Liability Revisited
    by Ed_L
    There are certain things that a restoration artist might be expected to be familiar with, especially if a case went to court. I have been browsing through an old book I have titled "Conservation of Photographs" by Kodak (1985). I did know that daugerrotypes were extremely fragile, and shouldn't...
    08-14-2001, 05:56 AM
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