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Amie Thomas
 

Old Family Photographs


Hello,
I'm hoping someone can help me with identifying a particular photo process from around 1900 - 1910. We acquired some pictures that are around 24X30 that seem to have a black residue on them that smudges when touched. I'd like to identify the process used so I know how to better preserve them. Thank you so much for any information you can provide.
Amie :)


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1/13/2008 5:57:24 PM

 
John H. Siskin
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  Hi Amie,
I checked with a conservator. She said they might be "Crayon Portraits". Materials were used on top of a photograph as a hand finish.
Thanks, John Siskin


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1/13/2008 6:52:18 PM

 
Amie Thomas   John --

Thank you SO much. I really appreciate the lead. I'll do some more research and see what I can I find out about that technique.

Thanks,

Amie


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1/14/2008 4:03:43 PM

 
Amie Thomas  
 
 
John,

I'm attaching an example of the photograph.

If you have any additional thoughts, just let me know.

Thanks for taking a look,

Amie


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1/14/2008 5:32:08 PM

 
Amie Thomas  
 
  Family Photo
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Photograph circa 1890's to 1900. Smudges when touched.
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Here's that photo as promised...


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1/14/2008 5:34:45 PM

 
John H. Siskin
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  You're welcome, glad to help out! Thanks, John Siskin


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1/14/2008 7:06:55 PM

 
John H. Siskin
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  Hi Amie,
You might try the Amreican Insittute for Conservation.
http://aic.stanford.edu/public/select.html
Good Luck, John Siskin


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1/14/2008 7:31:57 PM

 
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