In Progress: Map of Maryland 2011.58ab

Before Treatment

Laid paper on a cardboard backing; black printing ink; iron-based writing ink


Condition: originally folded (over a board?) probably in order to fit in a frame; guard strip down center; loss in LR and UR corner; tears along bottom edge & UR edge; fragile along creases; paper discolored unevenly, probably from acidic matting; non-iron foxing across face; thumbprint in bottom center; insect damage in UR edge & LL side; iron-based ink on verso beginning to burn through paper


Relax folds
Surface cleaning
Water solubility testing
Bath - suspended in DI water between polyester
Folds Relaxed

Before Treatment - Iron Ink

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