Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
I sent him pics of both. Let's see what transpires.
Oh yes, she took it into account. She looked at the paper, the ink, the wood. The insect wood damage tightly corresponds to the paper outlines. The little six-leggers just ate their way from the top:-)
Overall, she was certain to the best of her abilities ( and this is her job!) that
the labels were written and glued well before 20 century. The very beginning of the second half of the 19 century was the earliest. And that just by the conditions of the samples she examined from A to Z.