Posted by Noel Chiappa on September 08, 2002 at 17:38:49:
In Reply to: Re: What do I have?? posted by Jennifer on September 07, 2002 at 04:56:05:
> Posted by Jennifer on September 07, 2002 at 04:56:05:
> I was planning on taking it to regular framer to have it mounted with
> archival/acid free paper. Any tips on framing to help preserve it?
Seriously; prints from this era were made with vegetable colours which are
very fugitive (they fade in light), and long-term display on the wall will
damage them by fading. These pages:
has more about this.
With this particular print, you're probably OK, since from what I can make out
in your pictures it's already in not too great a shape, and so you won't be
doing a lot of harm if it does fade more.
Still, in general, framing these prints for long-term display is just about
the last thing one should do with them.
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