Jodi and I are in the process of archiving some old family photographs and we came across a picture taken in the early 1900s. It had some damage and I decided to scan it and restore it. When archiving your memories, always use acid-free and lignin-free materials. If it doesn’t not say “acid-free,” then it probably isn’t! Also, do not laminate your photos. You may make them extra durable, but you can not reverse the laminating process and most lamination pages are acidic.
Here is the before and after of our mini-restoration project.