- Apr 19, 2004Larry - this isn't a suggestion for storage, but I do have a good tip for
removal from those types of albums that works like a charm. Use a hair dryer
to heat up the page, or at least the area over the piece you're trying to
remove, then lift the piece off still using the hairdryer. (Sometimes if you
wait long enough a picture will start lifting off by itself.) My
brother-in-law did this for some of their pictures which astounded me
because I of course managed to rip some of my own pictures that I tried
removing from those albums! I've been doing it his way ever since, even for
newspaper clippings. It's also quite quick once you get the hang of it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry McCool" <mccoollh@...>
To: "AFHS" <dist-gen@...>
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 2:36 PM
> Recently Doreen and I started looking through some obituaries that we had
> received en masse from the home of
> Doreen's parents and the same from mine. These are newspaper "cut-outs"
> newspapers. Some of them go back fifty years and more. Of course there is
> always a problem when something like this turns up. The notices were
> in photo albums that, at the time I guess, were the right type of storage.
> These are the sticky type pages with the clear cover that sticks to the
> holding the pictures etc, in place.
> I have noted that the items are changing color and decided to take them
> and store them differently. Some have been difficult to remove but with
> and a set of tweezers they are coming out OK but are very fragile.
> I would like to display these along with group sheets in a "no glue"
> environment. Any suggestions?
> Larry & Doreen McCool
> Calgary, AB Canada
> Our new address is
> Our website is now at
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