photos are among the most commonly cherished possessions, but
they are seldom cared for properly.
two biggest destroyers of old photographs are improper framing
and storage in damp basements or attics.
TIPS ON PHOTO PRESERVATION:
Use a mat
when framing to prevent the photo from sticking to the glass in
humid weather. Display photos out of direct light. Ultraviolet
rays from sunlight will destroy them
STORE your photos in a center hall closet on the main floor of
the house. Both the basement and attic cause dampness, an enemy
PLACE each rare photo in its own protective cover. Store in archival
boxes or albums.
DO NOT use magnetic album pages...the pictures often get
stuck to the adhesive which will deteriorate the photo over time.
Use polyethylene or polyprophylene sleeves not polyvinyl chloride
PHOTOS copied on (RC) Resin Coated paper are not archival and
may not be here for future generations.