adhesive removal: glassine (UVA WWI posters)

glassine tape is a water soluble adhesive on a paper carrier.  it comes off easily with methyl cellulose - a derivative of the plant fiber cellulose that, when mixed with water, creates a gel.  it allows moisture to be applied in a controlled way without completely saturating the paper. 
glassine tape removal with methylcellulose
paper tape removal (again, water soluble adhesive on a paper carrier, just thicker than the glassine paper carrier):

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