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I'd be very interested to hear from anyone who has had experience of restoring the backing cards to Cartes de Visite.
I have a Victorian family album, just given to me, containing some 80 or so CdV's, all or most of which have delaminated, (as as the album, page by page), and the photo paper stock has also come away from the CdV card. This means that I can attempt to repair the cards, let them totally dry, them re-stick the photo to them.
My problem is that I've no idea what adhesive to use, although I suspect a watered down paste, something like the old Gloy brand, might do, but need to be sure it won't adversely affect the photo when that is re-attached. I'd propose to use a large flower press to keep the card flat while drying.
I would normally attempt this, but they are family photos, and really would like to preserve them intact if at all possible.
Any help out there please.
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