2844Re: photo sheets
- Feb 27, 2008Thank 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, "Brina"
> Mike, I presume Maureen is referring to cartes de visite, which
> 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 aglue
> baseball card size.
> Maureen, please don't store them in the baseball card sleeves or
> them into a book! You can irreperably harm them. The baseballcard
> sleeves are likely made of PVC vinyl, which is the worst thing youalso
> can put next to photos. Non-archival glues are acidic and will
> deteriorate the images.be
> 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
> made of polypropylne, polyethylene or Milar (polyester). Archivalseveral
> products should acid-free and lignin-free (lignin is in wood
> products; both harm photos). You can buy these products from
> vendors, such as Light Impressions, Godfrey's, Archival Methods (Ithe
> don't work for any of these people -- I just am pointing you to
> Hope this helps.
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