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    Fungus?

    Not so much a critique, more a request for help and advice; but I wasn't sure if this is the right place to post - if not, perhaps Jack or Guy could move it to where it belongs.

    I've been scanning the family archives recently - a very boring job. Some of the slides go back to the early 1960s, and I have noticed what I think is fungus on many of the earliest ones. It's almost always most visible in the skies. The first pic is fairly typical, the second much worse.

    The slides are Kodachromes - ISO 10.

    Please ignore the scan quality - the scans are only for indexing - and the content - I was very young .

    Is this fungus? If it is, can I do anything about it? If not, what is it?

    TIA
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    Re: Fungus?

    Plastic sleeves. if you put them in plastic sleeves this could be the cause of moisture and drying out.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Fungus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Plastic sleeves. if you put them in plastic sleeves this could be the cause of moisture and drying out.
    They were mostly in the original boxes until recently - last year or two.

    Are you saying that the file hangers with plastic 'pockets' are a bad thing?
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    Yea there not archival at all and the chemicals (looking for the right word) extract from the plastic.
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    Re: Fungus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Yea there not archival at all and the chemicals (looking for the right word) extract from the plastic.
    Groan

    Thanks for the help.
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