I have some good news and some bad news.
The good news is that yesterday, someone found a small album containing some truly enchanting Victorian (or possibly Edwardian) photographs. The bad news is that almost three quarters of them were missing.
If these are the photos that nobody wanted to remove, I can't begin to imagine what the others were like:
I normally clean up any old photographs I find, removing scratches and dust marks. But in this case, I think it would break the spell.