Help! My photos are stuck in the album!

Help! My photos are stuck in the album!

Are you faced with a sticky problem removing old photos from one of those terrible 1970s to 1980s photo albums?

When you are writing you may want to add images to enhance and add interest to your work.

What do you do when you are face with  the terrible photo albums of the 1960s to 1980s?

You can scan and then use a snipping tool  or you can try to remove the photos to reduce  further damage.

No guarantees this will work as there are so a number of  variables but it is worth a try.

  1. Take a photo of the photograph in situ  or scan it if you can.
  2. This way if damage is done you still have a copy
  3. Try using plain waxed dental floss or quilting thread run through a beeswax block  to lift the photo from the page

If your photo is precious and irreplaceable  consider using a professional conservator.

I have used this technique and had mixed results. Good  luck.