So, the question is just how do I protect and store these old photographs?
I'm no expert in this area. I'm still a newbie when it comes to preservation of photographs. I do know how to research, though. (Google is my friend.)
Below I have listed a few of the websites I have found very helpful as I work to preserve my photos. I hope you find them helpful as well.
- How to Preserve Vintage Photographs - An eHow website on the basics
- The American Museum of Photography - Great resource
- American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works - Provides a lot of information on preserving photographs of all types. From their main page you can find information on preserving many different types of family heirlooms.
Share your preservation stories. I'd love to hear and learn from others working to preserve their family photographs.