Re: Display Glass Negatives?

Martha Grenzeback

I’m so delighted that this discussion has come up, because we are just about to start rehousing a largish collection of old (1890s-early 1900s) glass plate negatives that have been sitting in storage, stacked in their original boxes, for about 80 years….Eventually we hope to scan them, so all these tips are very useful. One additional question I have: should they be cleaned at all (ours are a little dusty, and their boxes have crumbled a bit, leaving debris)? If so, how? Thanks.