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Cleaning Yellowed Antique Shirts?

I recently received three dress shirts. As nearly as we can determine they are from the late 1800s or very early 1900s. They have removable collars and cuffs, bibbed fronts, etc. The problem is that they are stained with orange spots and what isn't orange is very yellowed. They are beautifully made and although I have no idea what to do with them, I would like to restore them. The cotton is very smooth and sturdy. Any suggestions would be welcomed!

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February 7, 20150 found this helpful

I have used lemon juice and the sun. If that didn't work I used hydrogen peroxide and the sun. J

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February 21, 20200 found this helpful

Personally, because your garments are antique heirlooms, I wouldnt do anything with them! Because of their age, modern day detergents may be too harsh for the material. Try calling a museum in your area to see if they will offer any suggestions.

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They might even turn out to be worth "something". ~j/s. I would be very interested to know the outcome if you take this approach.

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