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The Permanence and Care of Color Photographs: Traditional and Digital Color Prints, Color Negatives, Slides, and Motion Pictures

by Henry Wilhelm
contributing author Carol Brower

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Chapter 1

About the Cover
About the Authors

Introduction: Looking Toward the Future

Traditional and Digital Color Prints, Color Negatives, and Color Slides: Which Products Last Longest?

The Hidden Problem: Simply Looking at a Beautiful Color Photograph Provides Absolutely No Indication of How Long It Will Retain Its Original Brilliance — Whether Exposed to Light on Display or Stored in the Dark  


Cover, Introduction, About the Authors, and Chapter 1

Pages 1 - 60
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 Chapter 2  

Accelerated Tests for Measuring Light Fading, Dark Fading, and Yellowish Stain Formation in Color Prints and Films

Pages 61 - 100
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 Chapter 3  

Light Fading Stability of Displayed Color Prints
Light-Induced Cracking of RC Papers: Is It Still a Problem with Color Prints?  

Pages 101 - 144
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 Chapter 4  

The Effects of Print Lacquers, Plastic Laminates, 3M Photogard, and UV-Absorbing Plastic Filters
The Myth of UV Protection for Ektacolor, Fujicolor, and Similar Color Prints  

Pages 145 - 162
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 Chapter 5  

Dark Fading and Yellowish Staining of Color Prints, Transparencies, and Negatives

Pages 163 - 210
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 Chapter 6

Projector-Caused Fading of 35mm Color Slides
Fujichrome Films Have the Longest Life When Projected  

Pages 211 -238
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 Chapter 7  

Monitoring the Long-Term Fading and Staining of Color Photographs in Museum and Archive Collections
Similar Procedures Can Be Employed with Black and-White Prints  

Pages 239 - 266
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 Chapter 8  

Color Print Fading and the Professional Portrait and Wedding Photographer — What to Do About Troubling Situation
Fujicolor SFA3 Papers Are by Far the Longest Lasting Color Negative Papers Available  

Pages 267 - 298
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 Chapter 9  

The Permanent Preservation of Color Motion Pictures
Low-Temperature, Humidity-Controlled Storage of Original Camera Negatives, Color Reversal Originals, Laboratory Intermediates, and Release Prints Is the Only Viable Way to Keep Color Motion Pictures Unchanged for Many Hundreds or Even Thousands of Years  

Pages 299 - 344
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 Chapter 10

The Extraordinarily Stable Technicolor Dye-Imbibition Motion Picture Color Print Process (1932-1978)

Pages 345 - 366
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 Chapter 11  

Print Mounting Adhesives and Techniques, Tapes, Rubber Stamps, Pencils, Inks, and Spotting Methods for Color and B&W Prints

Pages 367 - 392
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 Chapter 12  

The Handling, Presentation, and Conservation
Matting of Photographs
By Carol Brower  

Pages 393 - 450
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 Chapter 13  

Composition, pH, Testing, and Light Fading Stability of Mount Boards and Other Paper Products Used with Photographs
By Carol Brower and Henry Wilhelm  

Pages 451 - 484
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 Chapter 14  

Envelopes and Sleeves for Films and Prints

Pages 485 - 509
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 Chapter 15  

Framing Materials, Storage Boxes, Portfolio Cases, Albums, Cabinets, and Shelves

Pages 509 - 538
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 Chapter 16  

The Storage Environment for Photographs: Relative Humidity, Temperature, Air Pollution, Dust, and the Prevention of Fungus

Pages 539 - 574
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 Chapter 17  

Display and Illumination of Color and Black and-White Prints
The Alarming Light-Induced Image Discoloration and Base Cracking of B&W RC Prints on Long-Term Display  

Pages 575 - 624
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 Chapter 18

Handling and Preservation of Color Slide Collections
Selection of Films, Slide Mounts, Slide Pages, and Individual Slide Sleeves  

Pages 625 - 354
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 Chapter 19  

Frost-Free Refrigerators for Storing Color and Black-and-White Films and Prints
Appendix 19.1: Freezer Storage for Permanent Preservation of Cellulose Nitrate Still-Camera Negatives and Motion Pictures  

Pages 655 - 686
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 Chapter 20  

Large-Scale, Humidity-Controlled Cold Storage Facilities for the Permanent Preservation of B&W and Color Films, Prints, and Motion Pictures

Chapter 20
and Index

Pages 687 - 744
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