Perhaps there is a dusty photo album buried away in some nook of the bookcase that rests neglected for most of the time. These paper and ink relics will not preserve forever-colors fade or copies could become exposed to water damage. If there is a scanner available at home, take time to scan these into the home computer to share and save digitally. If scanning is not a possibility, take the following precautions to protect these priceless links to the past.
First, gather and prepare all print pictures that need to be stored. Dust off the photo album and delicately remove photographs from the pages. The glue, plastic and paper that compose photo albums often contain acidic qualities that will gradually deteriorate the quality of the photos. If necessary, dust each and every photograph using a smooth, dry cloth and remove any sticky substance from the picture such as adhesive tape or craft cement. Use a soft tipped pen to label the back of each photograph with names and dates.
With regard to storage of framed photos, be sure to use an acid-free mat to separate the photo from the glass. The back mount should also be acid free. These items may not only postpone but actually eliminate deterioration of the photograph. Use a soft quilt or bubble wrap to cover the framed picture and add cushioning. Store this in a photo box obtainable from moving box suppliers. Be sure to include additional padding in the four corners of the package.
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