Tape?…Who Needs It?!!

One of the many pre-washing tasks before someone who conserves and restores old movie paper may perform, is that of tape removal.  I have learned in the last two years, that there are variety of tapes that have been used over the past 7+ decades to repair the rips, tears, holes and separations on folded movie posters. And while I’ve become much more proficient at removing them from the poster, they each pose a danger to the integrity of the paper. Some examples…

Government Girl-US 1 Sheet-1943

 

Another example of the landmines navigated by decades old tape…

Hired Wife-US 1 Sheet-1940

 

 

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