Suggestions for heirloom quality family photo archiving

Discussion in 'Photography' started by hal, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. hal

    hal Guest

    Hopefully the right group, if not, I would appreciate advice for a
    better forum...

    I have been given many very old family photographs which I am planning
    on scanning, copying and archiving electronically, however I would
    like to plan on high quality long term archiving of the original
    photos. Presently they are all in one large box, but there must be a
    better way. Standard photo albums usually use sticky sheets which I
    feel is unsafe as many photos are very brittle. I would like to find
    an album type arrangement but with higher quality, safer storage
    capabilities. Something that would fit in some type of sealed case
    would also be desirable. Please advise if anyone has any experience
    in this area.



    hdorsman@<NO SPAM>
    hal, Jun 3, 2004
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  2. hal

    RSD99 Guest

    Light Impressions may not be the "cheapest" vendor, but they have been around for a while,
    and seem to have everything you could need. Get their (printed) catalog, and have a look.

    800 828 6216
    RSD99, Jun 4, 2004
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  3. My mother is part of a project to flatten wills held in a county archive -
    they're working on documents from the late 1600's at the moment. They put
    the documents into acid-free paper (?) envelopes that can be scanned through
    and then they're put into a cool dark archive. The acid-free is the
    important bit and so cotton gloves are used.

    Might be worth finding a local archivist or conservator from a museum.

    Steve Maudsley, Jun 4, 2004
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