Category Archives: paper

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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Gray’s Memoirs – 1775

Gray’s Memoirs in the bindery for a hinge repair. Continue reading

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Pete Seeger Ballads Complete

From wikipedia: Seeger was one of the folksingers most responsible for popularizing the spiritual “We Shall Overcome” (also recorded by Joan Baez and many other singer-activists) that became the acknowledged anthem of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement, soon after … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger’s American Ballads

Pete Seeger’s American Favorite Ballads is in for repair. The book needs a lot of attention. Continue reading

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Clothbound Books Restored

Example of two clothbound books repaired by the bookbinder. Continue reading

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