Would not high resolution photography of those images suffice?

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> Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 21:01:41 EST
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> Subject: Re: Cross post from a hard-copy discarder
> A central issue, that is, the original issue, in saving the originals of old
> crumbling, disintegrating newspapers after microfilming is the value of the
> illustrations.  The only "originals" of many important photographs are the
> grainy, screened versions that were printed in the newspapers.  These
> reproduce TERRIBLY from microfilm.  Granted that many of the photos, because
> they are printed on brittle, crumbling, yellow paper are already lost, those
> that may have survived should be preserved.  These crumbling newspapers just
> need to be locked up and not handled until we have proper technology to deal
> with them, like many of our archeological sites.  That was my original point.