Any recs for tape/storage boxes for old family albums?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by NewScanner, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. NewScanner

    NewScanner Guest

    I've searched online and found a lot of different companies that offer
    "archival" boxes to store old family albums. have a few albums,
    ranging in size from 8.5 x 11 to 11 x 17, some with paper/binding that
    is complete disintegrating due to age (60-90 yrs old), and picture
    something that will keep them safe (maybe even some amount of padding,
    though I don't think archival boxes have padding - just since I need
    to travel with them to where they will be stored, and then move them
    around every once in a while).

    The goal (no eye-rolling, please :D ) is to be able still flip
    through the albums maybe once or twice a year, and have any pages that
    have currently split in half taped back together so people can see
    what each full page is. I am looking for suggestions on tape, brand of
    boxes to store in, and any other ideas on what best to do with the
    pages to still allow people to look through sometimes. Most pages have
    separated from the binding, which is fine-

    I am going through all pages right now and scanning, so I will always
    have a digital copy. I expect the original album to slowly crumble
    over the next 100 years, which is okay - we will enjoy while it lasts
    instead of tucking away and never touching. Probably something most
    people wouldn't do, but what we would like...

    Thanks!
     
    NewScanner, Jan 29, 2007
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    Whiskers Guest

    This ewb search might help
    <http://uk.ask.com/web?o=312&dm=all&qsrc=6&l=dir&q=Storing+Photographs>.

    You should consider removing the photographs from the existing albums and
    transferring them to acid-free archival mounts or folders. Annotating the
    mount or folder with information about who or what the picture is about,
    and when and where it was taken, is also a good idea.
     
    Whiskers, Jan 29, 2007
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