How do I remove old photo album paper from the backs of photos?
Q. Dear Donia,
My grandmother had an old photo album made up of black pages in which she'd glued her photos. Since I'd heard this paper could be harmful to photos, I carefully removed the photos from the pages. However, there are black splotches of paper still attached to the backs of the photos where the glue had dried and now whenever I handle the photos a black soot-like material comes off on my fingers. I'd like to permanently remove the remainder of the paper from the backs of the photos before I place them into a new archival album. How can I do this? Thanks, Kaye
A. Dear Kaye,