Category Archives: conservation

1922 Iowa Baseball Team Photograph

This twenties photograph needs a little help. Since this “before” shot I have taken it out of the frame and scanned it at 600 dpi. Originally being pretty sharp the scan when blown up on a large monitor allows you … Continue reading

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Baptism Certificate Repair

Baptism Certificate original form before restoration, flattening, cleaning, mending and deacidification. As of this post tape from the back has been removed, it’s been rehydrated and flattened between blotting paper weighted with heavy glass sheets. Tomorrow I will mend it … Continue reading

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Late 19th century painting with problems

Here’s a fun challenge, I’ll post the after restoration shot soon!  

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Civil War Photo Album (CDV)

CDV Civil War Album in for restoration. Continue reading

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Texas Jack Photo Restoration

Texas Jack photo restored by bookbinder, Max Marbles. Continue reading

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