Picasso print. Acidic, dirty, mat burned. After treatment, it is close to original condition.
A rare print, "Markus Valerius Corvus" by Hendrik Goltzius, glued solidly to a rotten backing. This was extremely brittle and rotten, with severe water stains, on top of the other obvious condition problems.
Kleiber print. Added condition problems were the rubber cement on the top margin.
This shows what tape can do over time. This map needed a full Japanese tissue lining.
Chas. T.Bowling print (1939). Tape along the entire top edge.
Breugel print. Very old and rare. This was glued down solidly to a very brittle and acidic mat board.
This lovely Lilly M. Spencer print was severely foxed and water stained.
D. Abel print. Severe mat burn is added to the typical problems. After treatment, mat burn is completely gone.
This rare copy of the Declaration of Independence, by W.J. Stone, is on very thin paper, and very brittle. After treatment, it is now lined with Japanese tissue, and is much more presentable.
This is an "Historical Sketch of Good Will Club", a printed booklet circa 1880 - 1900. Someone thought taping it would hold it together and give it a longer life. Every page was extremely brittle, requiring each page to be lined.
This map of Oneonta, N.Y. by L.R. Burleigh from 1884 has severe water staining on top of the usual aging problems.
The water stains and yellowing are gone, and this map can now be proudly displayed.
Tobey print. Severe mat burn all around the edge.
Mat burn completely removed.