This thread was originally in E-stand. Thought it might be interesting to others, so I brought it here with a bit of editing.
What do you do when you get bunch of loose photos, or when you get a badly damaged album?
One way is to get an empty original wartime album and put your photos on it.
It's not a bad idea, it looks neat!
But I strongly recommend to fix the photos on A4 black (or white) thick paper using photo corners (photos on one side), and put them in plastic sleeves (two papers in a sleeve). Then put them in a ring binder.
- You can easily take out one piece of paper to scan any photos. With classic albums it is difficult and likely to damage the album.
- Photos are better protected from air (and humidity).
- Even after when it becomes no longer yours in the future, the album is clearly a modern production and not a faked one.
- You don't have to worry about too few or too many black leaves in classic albums.
Dave (dm5000) wrote:
I agree with Akira... One other thought that he didnt mention though.... Many photos of this vintage have writing on the back. I use high quality baseball card holders to store pictures. If you mount them in a traditional album, the writing is out of sight.. out of mind....
This is an important and good alternative, I think.
Much faster. Your own comment can be written on a similar size of white paper and put it in a pocket.
Tim Calvert asked:
Have you ever had any problems with photos sticking to the plastic due to humidity??
I'm a bit worried about it. My photo room is kept at 45-50% humidity using a 24-hour air conditioning, which should keep away the problem. But where humidity can go high, plastic bags may do some harm. I have no definite answer here.