Published on July 10, 2014
earl en Memoirs 2 triplicate copies, photographs were distributed, like frankfurters in a hot dog eating contest. The most organized woman I know ran out of albums and all the photographs accumulated. Enter dread, procrastination, shame. M mlatie tras f Unidentified Family Members (UFM) Does this also describe your situation? Some photographs you inherited are marked, but the writing’s faded and illegible. You keep them, because old photographs have a history, even if you haven’t got a clue what it is . See the problem? Now you’ve got your own modern collection and because of the surge in duplicate photographs as I described in the 80s and 90s, the thought of marking them gave you writer’s cramp. Let somebody else mark theirs. That approach reduced your photographs to a lovely collection of UFMs. But somebody, someday will either investigate who’s who or give up on them. You can change that by marking photographs using an archival quality ink pen. Archival quality ink pens are an inexpensive way to ensure the writing won’t fade. But if you mark one, you have to mark them all, right? Wrong!