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Re: Daguerreotype Deterioration

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  • Subject: Re: Daguerreotype Deterioration
  • From: eric nelson <emanphoto@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2008 03:21:00 -0500
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Thank you Tom and Flesch for your very helpful info!  
Sorry to get back to you so late!

2008/6/13 fb <archaik@freestart.hu>:
Instead of the riskfull adventure of the restoration
I suggest some conservation, to stop that deterioration
process. To make this You need to replace the recent
sealing to a new and better, to protect the plate from
the oxidous gases of the air. Another suggested change
to make a layer between the plate and the copper mat,
from photosafe paper, because the the contact of the mat
and the silver layer is also a source of deterioration.

See more on my homepage:
Daguerreotype Installations and the Conservation
4. 4. American ie English type

http://archfoto.atspace.com/dagins ten.html

and in the conservation section of the links:


Flesch Bálint


Date sent:      Thu, 12 Jun 2008 12:04:39 -0500
From:   eric nelson <emanphoto@gmail.com>
Subject:        Daguerreotype Deterioration

> I have a daguerreotype that is showing signs of deterioration in the last 11
> years.
> I have posted a screen shot of 2 scans made 11 years apart of this dag. The
> scan on the right is the recent scan and shows some kind of deterioration
> happening on the face of the subject. Any tips on restoring this image?
>  Since it has been hand colored I'm not too hopeful but thought I'd check
> here for suggestions.