Complications of Thin Paper

In a previous post, I discussed the difficulty of working
with very thin “onion skin” paper. In this post, I would like to show
what happens when printing is done on both sides of thin paper. The photo below
is from the 1947 Project History of the Coachella Division of the All-American
Canal. Note how the printing on the reverse side of the paper can be seen
through to the front of the scan. While it does not make the front illegible,
it does make the task of reading the document a bit more challenging. Imagine
trying to read this document if you had a learning disability such as dyslexia,
the extra letters could severely hinder the reader. 

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NARA Series: All-American Canal Project Histories, 1948-1954. Record Group 48: Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 1826-2009. National Archives Identifier: 2292770