Now is the time to scan old photos

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Tyrades By Danny Tyree

For most of my adult life, I kicked myself because I had carried a one-ofa- kind childhood photo (featuring me, my brother and our cousins) in my wallet until the snapshot disintegrated. Thankfully, I recently discovered that my mother possesses a different photo from that same family picnic, but the close call still lit a fire under me to stop procrastinating about using my flatbed scanner to digitize the treasure trove of photographs and newspaper clippings that my mother has been digging out of trunks, boxes, albums and dresser drawers.

Millions of people have joined the preservation movement but much scanning remains to be done worldwide.


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