Tuesday, October 14, 2008
These Sandals are one of two pairs from the African American Museum. They were both caked with mud and sludge. We chose to clean these sandals because they were in better condition than the other pair, which had some warping and cracking.
For these I used a PVOH sponge to do an initial cleaning and then went in to do the detailing with swabs and saliva. According to Susan Kuecker they look better than they did before the flood!