|My granfather on his grandmother´s knees. Ca 1907|
First thing you need to know: where are your photographs?
Are they in boxes, envelopes or albums? Gather them in one place to start sorting.
Most useful way to keep them in order to find what we are looking for quickly is in chronological order. Make some "When, Who, When, Why" notes. You might remember when these were taken and who is on them now but will you remember in 20 years time?
Tip: add a 6x4 card with all the notes in the envelope or place it as another picture in the picture slots of the albums.
For the older paper pictures that came from film: where are the negatives? Are they placed with the envelopes / albums or are they mixed up? If they are with their paper versions, leave them where they are. If they are mixed up, place them together in a box. We will come back to order those later.
Tip: when you actually go through the negatives add a small white label sticker on the negatives envelope with the date.
As I am a scrapbooker I print what I want to put in the albums. Those pictures are stored by album theme and sub theme. Click here to read a post showing you how I do that.
Do you have photographs in frames at your home/ ofice? Do you update them with newer versions?