4528Re: Old Black&White Photos
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This site is marginally helpful, but mostly a warning of the many ways you could make things worse: http://www.genealogy.com/10_restr.html
On Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at 10:42PM, Gordon Williams <gordon.w@...> wrote:
>Please note that your reply will now only go to
> the original sender
>A large box of a hundred or more old B&W family snapshots has recently come
>into my possession. Some go back to the 1920s and beyond (and some even
>have the names of the individuals in them written on the back!).
>Unfortunately they were stored loose in shoe boxes for decades and, in the
>arid Manitoba climate, they have dried out, the emulsion has cracked and
>they have acquired a bad case of "Prairie Curl". I plan to scan them, but
>would like to minimize the damage that would result if I simply used brute
>force to flatten them in their present brittle condition.
>All suggestions as to how I might proceed would be greatly appreciated.
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