About the Work
As part of RR Donnelley & Sons Company early in our history, our predecessors at the Extra Bindery had the unique opportunity to conserve one of 25 existing original broadside prints of the Declaration of Independence. To treat this priceless item, the Extra Bindery removed the document’s lining and reduced the stains on its surface. The paper was also deacidified and strengthened as part of its treatment. During this time, the Extra Bindery additionally worked on rare original prints of the Articles of Confederation and the U. S. Constitution.
- Reduced Stains
- Removed Lining and Adhesive Residue
- Strengthened Paper Fibers