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How do you store your old photos?

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Paul Report 10 Jan 2020 19:39

Hi, I have been looking for ages to find the ideal album and way of storing all my old photos. I ideally want a way of displaying them that allows some kind of labeling in the album itself or on a sleeve etc (obviously not labeling the front of the photo) and also want to mark the back in pencil. If that makes sense. I currently have a black paged album with the photos attached using photo corners, but I’m open to all kinds of ideas and suggestions!

Please share with me your ideas, it’s much appreciated thanks


KathleenBell Report 10 Jan 2020 22:15

Don't know if you watch "The Repair Shop" on BBC but there was one programme where they restored an old album which I think had postcards in it. They replaced all the pages with double card where you could see the postcard on the front of the page but when you turned it over you could read the backs of the postcards. If you could find the programme on iplayer you could have a look and see how they did it as it's not easy to explain. You could try to do the same thing yourself with a loose leaved album.

Kath. x


ArgyllGran Report 11 Jan 2020 14:08


" Flip Albums
These are a particular type of slip-in album. The album normally consists of a hard cover, with lots of plastic holders attached in 2 columns where the photographs are place. You put the photographs into the clear plastic pockets from either side, hence the name 'Flip Photo Albums' The pockets can take 2 photographs back to back, or if the rear of the photograph needs to be visible, then one photograph can be used."

I expect you could label the plastic pockets, or slip a separately written label inside the pocket along with the photo.

For example:


ErikaH Report 11 Jan 2020 14:30

Hundreda of types of albums available

Looking online should come up with some which fit your requirements


Paul Report 11 Jan 2020 15:55

Thanks Kathleen, I’ll see if I can catch the programme on the ip.ayer.

Thanks ArgyllGran, some great ideas and thanks for including the sample pics much appreciated.

Thanks Erika, there are just so many options!

Anymore ideas always appreciated thanks everyone