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How To Properly Store Old Photographs

Taking photos has been a means of recording historic, precious and memorable moments for a long time now. As technology advanced,
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black and white card game, to the extent that, today, you can store your photographs on media such as discs and you need not even print them! But what about the photos from over 15 or 20 years ago, when you had to make do with getting prints processed from a photo shop and then paste them onto albums? It is a known fact that paper of any kind deteriorates and fades over a period of time and your precious memories may be on the verge of disintegration. In order, to keep those memories alive for longer periods, proper archival and storage methods are very important. Think about the trouble and effort museums, libraries or public archives take to store old paintings, books, documents, etc? While we’re not suggesting that you take up these stringent and expensive measures, here are some simple ways in which you can properly store your old photographs and enjoy their memories for a long time.

Use the right type of albums. Do not store old photographs, or any photographs for that matter, in albums which are magnetic or of the ‘stick and peel’ variety. Over time,
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Important tips. When using wood or products such as paper or cardboard, make sure they are acid free, also for any plastic material which you use should be without PVC as a component as it degrades over time. Store your albums or photo boxes in areas free of damp and humidity,
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With a little extra investment, you can now make sure that your old photographs continue to survive and be around for a long time to come. Your precious and memorable moments can be preserved and be passed on from generation to generation, should you take the necessary measures for proper storage today.

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