How to Store Print Photographs So They Last for Generations

I suspect a lot of genealogists will be interested in this article: How to Store Print Photographs So They Last for Generations by Signe Brewster in the Wirecutter website at:
“Every few years during my childhood, my family and I would purge as much as possible from our overstuffed garage. But we could never bring ourselves to touch the big blue bin overflowing with stacks of photographs, its contents spanning several lifetimes’ worth of birthdays, vacations, and friendships.

“Lately, whenever my mom brings up organizing the big blue bin, I suggest something drastic:”
Don’t forget to save digital copies as well!


In the 1960’s, I made negatives of the old family pictures from my mother’s family. These negatives are in my bank box. Now, I’m wondering if it will be possible to reproduce them in the digital age for my descendants..


    Yes, there are computer programs that will scan negatives and you can go from there. There are also still people and companies that print photos the old fashioned way. I don’t have mine in a bank box, but in acid free binder pages.


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