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Margaret Bourke-White/Condition Issues

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Margaret Bourke-White
Key Attributes :   Technique · Significant Marks · Conservation · Subject Series
General Information :   Biography · Provenance and Significant Collections · References and Bibliography




Conservation concerns for the Margaret Bourke-White images include:

  • Edge wear of unmounted prints (dog-eared and rounded corners) and folds.
  • Edge wear of flimsy mounts

"Recto detail of GEH197101550086 bottom right corner, "Fort Peck Dam - Wind Tunnel"

  • Adhesive stains on the verso of the prints.
  • Edge wear on prints that were mounted to board slightly smaller than the print.
  • "Mirroring" of early gelatin silver prints.