Friday, March 4, 2011

Public Service Announcement

While going through some of my boyfriend's families photos the other night and in the midst of scanning and organizing them I started to get frustrated.

Why didn't anyone think to scribble a name and date on the back of these photos? I am huge on archiving so I would probably take this a step further in modern times and beg to use a photo-safe marker/pen. I know that it is a digital world but if you are one of the lucky few to still have grandparents or great-grandparents alive, jog their memory and write down names and dates on the back of photos. Future generations will benefit from this. They won't have to do all the footwork and they won't be annoying you with questions on who certain people are in photos.

I have sat my own grandmother down often and quizzed her on certain people. Much to my dismay, she will often answer "I have no idea....". So for past, present and future pictures - label, label, label!

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