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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
    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
  • thomasgeorge
    Cleaning originals
    by thomasgeorge
    Regarding the cleaning of photographs...do you restrict this to only the gelatin prints or do you extend this to the albumin prints as well? It was my understanding based on a study done by Paul Messier and Timothy Vitale and reported in the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, 1994 vol....
    01-20-2002, 04:41 PM
  • Ed_L
    Think About This!
    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
    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
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