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merlin

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I've been digging out some of my Dads photos from the war and noticed that the photo album is starting to damage the photos.
You can see the browning at the top and bottom in the picture.
It's the type that holds the photo on a slightly tacky page and is held in place with a clear sheet in front.
I need to put them into a better album to preserve them.
Has anybody got any experience or recommendations ?

Thanks, Merlin
 

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Scan them now at high resolution.
Then when they finally wear out you just print off another copy. Any copy shop will scan them if you cant, and print top quality photos for you each time.
 

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I agree with Bob :shock: that they should be scanned but you should be able to find archival albums at a photo shop locally or online like the following. You should be able to find more. ;)

https://www.arrowfile.com/photo-albums-deptphotoalb/

https://www.henzo-albums-uk.com

https://www.my-history.co.uk/acatalog/A ... lbums.html

With what looks like interesting WW2 pictures you might want to contact some of the historical societies to see if they can offer advise and perhaps donate or will them to their collections.

Pete
 

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I've got some old albums from the 80s going the same way as yours.
I've also got older albums which are just thick paper and photo corners - and they're just fine, apart from the odd corner where the gum has given way, which is easily fixed. A quick glance at eBay tells me the old simple albums are still easily available.
 

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They look fascinating Merlin.
A quick google and a hunch proved right is that its acid free storage you probably want. Looks like PC content in plastic is bad news but not all plastic.
If you are after perfect storage then individual envelopes of the right type and size in boxes. Have a look on youtube. There's vids from the Smithsonian etc.
If you want to look at the photos from time to time I'd google acid free albums archival. Those sort of search terms.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vobor-Multi-fu ... 8539277291
Good luck!
I always thought you/your ukw name at least were named for the bird.
Maybe not eh? Walking with the kids a while back I heard a spitfire. Started running madly around the wood trying to see it and then. There it was. Perfect. What a thing. Love to see more of those pics if you don't mind sharing just a couple online.
Took a while looking and typingand Andy and Pete beat me to the mark. :D
Still.
Cheers
Chris
 

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Thanks for the suggestions, I have ordered a book and corners so will have some sticking to do.
There are about 80 photos, my Dad wrote a description of each so important to keep in order.
They are already scanned and saved just in case.
The name Merlin came from the Helicopter as they are always flying round here, I know what you mean about the sound of a Spitfire (Merlin) sometimes you might think its one but when you hear an actual one you just know!

Cheers, Merlin
 
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