This is the third post in a series on photography. If you missed the first, see Treasured Moments in Art. The second is Organizing Your Phone Photos.
My mother died back in 1986. At that time she was living with my sister and had two bedrooms there. One to use for sleeping and one for a TV room. I helped my sister clear out the rooms and became custodian of boxes of old letters and photographs from my mother’s life and from my grandmother. My mother had brought home a box of photos from her mother’s apartment after her death six years earlier. Back in the 1980’s the choices were more limited for organizing the photos. I bought archival storage items and began trying to organize the memories from the past. Old photos, letters, and newspaper clippings are printed on paper containing acid. Over time the print fades and the paper deteriorates. Use acid-free paper and album materials to store precious old family photos. For more information, see How to Store Old Photos.