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dehk
03-15-2011, 09:05 PM
I bought 2 antique photos from an antique store the other day.
One of them looks really interesting and it does not look like silver gelatin print, unless its just degrading. If you can tell me what you think it is it would be great.
Yes, It is paper.

http://dehk.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/film-370-800.jpg

If you're interested in seeing both photos front and back, go to my blog
http://dehk.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/two-photos-from-antique-store/

Cheers

Hexavalent
03-15-2011, 09:10 PM
The first one looks like a silver print that has suffered "mirroring" - redeposition of the silver, forming a shiny surface.

dehk
03-15-2011, 09:13 PM
The first one looks like a silver print that has suffered "mirroring" - redeposition of the silver, forming a shiny surface.

Should I rewash it? Is it because it wasn't washed good enough way back when?

jnanian
03-15-2011, 09:53 PM
derek

it has nothing to do with inadequate washing ...sometimes prints silver-out.
there is really nothing you can do about it but .. enjoy it while you can

john

dehk
03-15-2011, 10:00 PM
Sounds good, I'll enjoy it while I can, its actually a pretty interesting effect, I kinda like it.

Hexavalent
03-15-2011, 10:08 PM
There are an assortment of chemical treatments, and 'home' treatments (pencil eraser, talcum powder etc.) that work with varying degrees of success - it's probably best left alone, or treated by a conservator.