Repairing Water-damaged Photos

Dear Donia,
Can old photos with water damaged be repaired?


Q. Dear Donia,

I have several NASA Mercury, Apollo, and Gemini photos, some of which are autographed. There is some light water damage on
some of them. One of Alan Shepard is stuck in one corner to the back of one autographed by M Scott Carpenter. My question is, are these
repairable, and who would I see about something like that? Thanks, Scott

A. Dear Scott,

What wonderful items to have! Because they do have some value, the best thing you can do is consult a photo conservator. You can find one (in Kansas City) by searching the American Institute for Conservation's Find a Conservator page. When I searched there were four possibilities.

Good luck getting these two separated!