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Publication Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints by James M. Reilly

Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints presents technical information in plain, understandable language and is supported throughout by high-quality color reproductions showing the various print types and their forms of deterioration. A key feature of the book is its practical, detailed system for 19th-century print identification. The pull-out flowchart gives step-by-step guidance for identifying major print types. Order your copy today!

This book contains everything one needs to:
  • approximately date a print
  • correctly catalog by print type
  • provide a safe enclosure
  • recognize forms of deterioration
  • store, handle, and display prints safely
  • manage the preservation of a large collection
  • deal knowledgeably with a professional conservator