Re: Another slice
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It's so much fun to work with 100 year old paper.
I've found that high humidity helps temporarily get rid of the brittleness in old paper prints.
Steamtown uses a large steam box that they have. I have used a galvanized steel trash can with a few bricks in the bottom and about an inch of water in the bottom. Loosen up the rolled drawings, set them on the bricks, and place the cover on the can for a few days. Then unroll the damp drawings and place on a tabletop. In couple of hour they are ready for scanning.
At home, I've been known to hang them in the bathroom. After a couple of steamy showers, they are a lot easier to work with.