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Daguerreotypes

From: Luis Nadeau <nadeaul>
Date: Friday, July 14, 1995
Owen Bradford <owen.bradford [at] newcastle__ac__uk> writes

>My special collections librarian has recently brought me around a
>dozen daguerreotypes from approximately 1840 in the hope that I can
>preserve/restore the faint images they portray.

It is very easy to obtain what appears to be a miraculous cleaning
of a daguerreotype. The long term effect applied by quick and dirty
methods can be disastrous however. I suggest you leave this work to
a specialist.

Luis Nadeau
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

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