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  • maureenmcmanus
    Feb 27, 2008
      Thank you very much. I would never glue them, but I do have the
      sleeves, so I will start putting them in.
      Again thanks for your help. --- In genphoto@yahoogroups.com, "Brina"
      <brinacbolanz@...> wrote:
      >
      > Mike, I presume Maureen is referring to cartes de visite, which
      were
      > introduce in 1860 and acted as a sort of "photo" calling card,
      with
      > the owner's portrait. They are 4 1/4 x 2 1/2", so close to a
      > baseball card size.
      >
      > Maureen, please don't store them in the baseball card sleeves or
      glue
      > them into a book! You can irreperably harm them. The baseball
      card
      > sleeves are likely made of PVC vinyl, which is the worst thing you
      > can put next to photos. Non-archival glues are acidic and will
      also
      > deteriorate the images.
      >
      > My suggestion is to insert each into clear archival sleeves for
      > protection, then stored vertically in archival boxes. In this way
      > you can (gently!) handle & view them safely. The sleeves should
      be
      > made of polypropylne, polyethylene or Milar (polyester). Archival
      > products should acid-free and lignin-free (lignin is in wood
      > products; both harm photos). You can buy these products from
      several
      > vendors, such as Light Impressions, Godfrey's, Archival Methods (I
      > don't work for any of these people -- I just am pointing you to
      the
      > products).
      >
      > Hope this helps.
      >
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