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I agree with Zeiss Ikon, but there's a technique that I've used somewhat successfully to remove the more visible traces of the glue, but it has risks. Using a razor blade or Exacto style knife, you can scrape the hardened glue away from the photo. It's not easy, you need to go really slowly and carefully, and you need to have a really steady hand. Using a ...


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Short answer: you can't. The tape's aged, oxidized adhesive has already damaged the paper and any images or text it carries, and there is no practical way to reverse that damage. Often, the plastic film layer of the tape will have fallen off the paper on its own, because the adhesive no longer bonds it -- but the adhesive will have soaked into the paper ...


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The glue on very old tape has quite likely gone dry and brittle, and lost its adhesive property. But when removing any adhesive tape, label or sticker, peel it off very slowly (start in a harmless area) to give the glue a chance to separate without tearing the thing it's stuck to, or what you are peeling off. The glue may be stronger than either, initially, ...


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