This loverly 1957 Australian Daybill came to me courtesy of a collector in Australia who wondered if I could save it from the damaging mold spots that were covering the front and back. The poster at some point in its 60 year history it was in an environment that allowed mold spots to develop and become set in the fibers of the paper. I was hoping that a nice long soaking and bleaching would do the trick.
While some of my thoughts on what would remove the stains came at a different stage in the wash process, it was a very successful wash and backing. What resulted is a wonderfully restored poster that can now be returned to it’s owner some 8,000 miles away and be proudly displayed in their home.