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July 26, 2008 12:53 PM Subscribe
My grandfather's old photos are stuck in deteriorating "magnetic" albums. How can I save them?
posted by nkknkk to media & arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to rescue my grandfather's old photos, but they've been abominably stored in those "magnetic" photo albums. The more modern pictures (where there's plastic in the paper) come out with a little work, but the oldest cardboard- and paper-backed ones seem completely stuck in the nasty old glue. And of course these are the ones I'm most worried about.
Googling suggests "blasts" in a microwave to loosen the glue, putting in the freezer to freeze the glue, using a hairdryer, etc. Do any MeFites have experience or advice for doing any of these things? Other suggestions?