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Subject: Removing photograph from glass

Removing photograph from glass

From: Patsy McCarty <mccarty>
Date: Monday, February 6, 1995
In Instance: 8:1, I wrote:

>A patron has asked us how to remove a photograph from glass

We spoke with Fred Sigman, Art Historian Photographer, here at the
University of Nevada Las Vegas.  He said that what was sticking the
picture to the glass was spilled coffee with a lot of sugar in it.  He
was able to soak it off without damaging the photo.

This works especially well with resin prints; gelatine prints may not
come free, depending on the amount of area and the length of time stuck
to the glass.

Patsy L. McCarty
Material Preservation

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