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Re: Stereo cards curling
According to the book Warman's Americana & Collectibles, "Don't try to
clean cards or straighten them. Cards were made curved to heighten the
stereo effect, an improvement made in 1880".
On Fri, 9 Feb 1996, Michael Oltz wrote:
> I know there are some conservators on this list, so I'll risk a question
> about ephemera. There doesn't seem to be a safe way for the layman
> to uncurl stereo cards. But, if you get some that are flat to begin with,
> how do you store them so they won't curl? In the current instance, I
> won't be able to get any information about how they've been stored,
> so I can't apply that. Keeping them under a heavy book or the like
> isn't workable for me.