Photographs, the damaged and faded and disappearing

Photographs are a visual record of our ancestors, and our moments in time that had meaning to us.

What to do with them? How to preserve them?

One suggestion is to organize them with the family papers you have, for each head of household.

What to put them in? Archival does not always mean preservation. Acid free is good, make sure that the archival or acid free containers are made specifically for preserving photographs and historical documents, find out form the company they are from, the sales person may not be well informed of this information. Lots more of this great information is found in Maureen Taylor’s book:

A really great publication, available in e-book and online is:


Hard copy

ISBN-13: 978-1558705791
ISBN-10: 1558705791


Barnes and Noble:

Maureen Taylor author:

Preserving Your Family Photographs

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