[Separation of flooded prints from mounts in Thomas S. Buechner's swimming pool] [slide].

[Separation of flooded prints from mounts in Thomas S. Buechner's swimming pool] [slide].

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[Corning, N.Y. : Corning Museum of Glass, 1972]
1 slide : b&w
Other Authors: 
Corning Museum of Glass.
Format of Material: 
Slides & Transparencies
Bib ID: 
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Call Number: 
Flood 1972 : Prints: Restoration BIB 125696
Variant Title: 
Caption title in The Corning Flood: Museum under water : "Separation of prints from mounts in a swimming pool, the only available source of water."
Master slide.
Image orientation: landscape.
Half of the library's mounted prints were frozen. The remaining 11,000 prints, which began to form a solid mass, had to be kept wet in order to remove mud and to separate them. Thomas S. Buechner, president of the Museum's Board of Trustees, offered his swimming pool as a source of clean water, where the prints could be submerged. Unfortunately, chemicals in the pool had an adverse effect, and all of these prints were destroyed.
Digitized from a slide by Boston Photo Imaging; The Corning Museum of Glass; 2011.
Slide is the property of the Rakow Library.
Image displayed in the exhibition titled "The Flood of '72: Community, Collections and Conservation", held at the Rakow Research Library, May 24, 2012-January 3, 2014.
Slide condition: Good.
Copies in drawer: 2
Images of 1972 flood
Flood 1972 : Prints : Restoration
Object/Material Note: 
Published in: The Corning Flood: Museum Under Water, : 28535, p. 24 (fig. 31).