How often do we see items like this is in second-hand shops, recycle centres and on Ebay.
This posting just popped up in my news feed and made me think about the stuff we all have stored. What will happen to your precious records, and photos? Will your family look at shoe boxed full of bits and pieces and just “chuck ” it out?
Here are three short steps to ensure this does not happen to your documents
- Label all photos write on rear with pencil – name, date, place
2. Keep your collection labelled and indexed in file boxes or folders.
3. Most importantly have a discussion with your children, about how to dispose of these items if they are no longer wanted.
Local Museums, Historical Societies even the National Archives will accept donations.
If you feel you can’t discuss it – put your requests in writing and keep the letter with the documents.
But the best thing of all—— Involve your family in their history.
Bring it alive and make it part of their day to day life.
I hope these beauties find a good home – I may even put in a bid myself.
This is the accompanying sellers description
One family collection of antique photos and documents.
There are roughly 46 photos all up and numerous documents and vintage cards all came from the same Australian family once collection. All the photos are Australian