11 November, 2004
Pictured is my Dad's 50 year old scrap book that I'm restoring.
You can see how acidic and crumbly the old pages were. I carefully removed all articles, memorabilia and pictures (with my special tools) from the old paper and am placing them on new, acid-free paper stock. In the background, notice how beautiful the cover is, even before repair. That is one reason I chose to restore it,instead of putting it in a new scrapbook, by stablizing the corners with paste and mending tissue, filling in the holes with the same, then color matching to restore chips and scrapes out of the cover.