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This broadside printed in 1825 was folded, soiled, and extensively torn.

After being cleaned of surface dirt, the folds were moistedned with a local application of de-ionized water, followed by drying between blotters under weights. The tears were mended with long-fibered tissue.

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These early 20th century Chinese manuscripts and documents were rolled so tightly that they could not be unrolled.

After humidification followed by flattening between blotters, the manuscripts were mended with long-fibered tissues, ensuring that the documents can be safely handled by readers.

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