Cellulose nitrate can cause photographs to combust at relatively low and naturally obtainable temperatures if in a certain stage of deterioration.
This leaflet shows how to identify photographs containing cellulose nitrate and how to recognize the various stages of deterioration.
Measures are provided for storage and reproduction of photographs at each stage of deterioration.
Technical Leaflet #169 (1989)
For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 15, Collections Management II.