Crafting Hint of the Day - Preserving Old Newspaper Articlesgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Cooking & Crafts : One Thread
HOW TO PRESERVE OLD AND BRITTLE NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS:
Dissolve 1 milk of magnesia tablet in 1 quart of club soda. Let stand overnight. Stir well and pour into a shallow pan Lay newspaper clipping flat in pan and soak for 1 to 2 hours. Carefully remove and place on soft towel to dry. The clipping will remain preserved for several decades.
-- Karen (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 26, 2002
Thank you for this tip. I recently came in to possesion of a family members bible and she liked to cut articles and obituaries out of the paper. Some date back to 1899 and I was wondering how I was going to keep them from deteriorating any further as some are very brittle and crumble at the touch. Thanks a bunch!!!
-- Billie in CO (email@example.com), March 26, 2002.