Who Is That in the Old Photo?
Have you ever been looking at old family photos and asked, “Who is that?” We’ve all been there and done that with old photos in shoe boxes or albums, having no idea who the people were. These may be your own photos but were most likely photos your parents or grandparents had.
Any photo is delicate unless framed or stored in an acid free, photo safe album. But before storing away, try to get them labeled with names, dates, and places.
Those pics (as they’re sometimes referred to today) need to be labeled so future generations will know who the photographed people were. Here’s a Photo Signature Marker you might want to use to label your photos. It says the ink is waterproof, photo-safe, permanent, acid free and lightfast.
If you’re like the modern generation though, you may have loads of digital pics on your computer, camera cards, or phone. Every so often I take mine and put them onto DVDs like this or this. I sort and label them into folders with dates and places before archiving. It may not be the best but at least I’m trying.
As life goes on, we lose the ones we love, but we can look at the old photos and cherish the memories. Someday, I know that my grandbabies will appreciate their Grammy saving and labeling the pics for them.
Have you come up with a solution to all these digital pics we all have? I’d love to hear your ideas about saving them for future generations.