Archival Resource Roundup: Family Photos

Archival Resource Roundup: Family Photos

The best Web sites, suppliers, books and resources for preserving your family photos.

Web Sites

?City Gallery <www.city-gallery.com>: Research old photos and find background on the history of photography.

?Collected Visions <cvisions.cat.nyu.edu>: Submit images to this archive of family photos, and caption them for use by other genealogy researchers.

?Cyndi’s List — Photographs & Memories <www.cyndislist.com/photos.htm>: More than 300 links cover photo-reunion sites, photography collections, restoration and preservation.

?Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Family Photographs (But Didn’t Know Who to Ask)

<www.city-gallery.com/photogen/handbook/mishkin-1-2.html>: Photo-restoration expert David L. Mishkin shares tips for identifying, preserving and restoring old pictures.

?Gen Photo <www.city-gallery.com/photogen>: This mailing list combines photography and genealogy.

?George Eastman House <www.eastman.org>: Read a timeline of photographic history.

?IMAGELIB <dizzy.library.arizona.edu/images/image_projects.html>: The University of Arizona Library hosts a clearinghouse of image databases and a photography mailing list.

?Just Black and White <www.maine.com/photos>: Send in your heirloom family photos to be airbrushed or digitally restored.

?The National Park Service Conserve O Crams <www.cr.nps.gov/museum/publications/conserveogram/cons-toc.html>: Nine leaflets discuss photographic storage materials, processes and preservation.

?Prints & Photographs Online Catalog <lcweb2.loc.gov/pp>: Search the Library of Congress’ (LOC) vast photography collections for historic images. Then order reproductions from the LOC’s Photoduplication Service <lcweb.loc.gov/preserv/pds/photo.html>.

?Ready, ‘Net, Co! Archival Internet Resources <www.tulane.edu/-lmiller/ArchivesResources.html>: The Master List of Archives can help you locate repositories that could hold photos of your family.

Books

? American Photographs: The First Century by Merry A. Foresta (Smithsonian Institution Press)

?Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints by James M. Reilly (Silver Pixel Press)

? The Care of Photographs by Siegfried Rempel (The Lyons Press, out of print)

? Cartes de Visite in Nineteenth Century Photography by William C. Darrah (self-published)

? Conservation of Photographs (Kodak Publication F-40) by Eastman Kodak Co. (Silver Pixel Press)

? Looking at Photographs: A Guide to Technical Terms by Cordon Baldwin (J. Paul Getty Museum Publications)

? The Permanence and Care of Color Photographs: Traditional and Digital Color Prints, Color Negatives, Slides and Motion Pictures by Henry Wiihelm and Carol Brower (Preservation Publishing Co.)

? Preserving Your Family Photographs by Maureen A. Taylor (Betterway Books)

From the May 2004 Preserve Your Family History

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