Preserving Memorabilia


Memento
One of my Grandmother’s Cards
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Scanned with an Epson RX 595 ©

mem·o·ra·bil·i·a

pl.n.

1. Objects valued for their connection with historical events, culture, or entertainment: posters, publicity photographs, and other movie memorabilia.

2. Events or experiences worthy of remembrance: a book containing the memorabilia of a life in the theater.

– The free Dictionary

Memento

One of my Grandmother’s Cards
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Scanned with an Epson RX 595 ©
Try to handle them as little as possible using cotton gloves.

I use Rubbermaid’s transparent plastic archival photo boxes to sort them.

Memento
One of my Grandmother’s Cards
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Scanned with an Epson RX 595 ©

School Photo Before

A damaged photo that I got from my father in law
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Restored

The above photo restored by me using Adobe Photoshop
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Don’t discard the envelopes and postage stamps, as these look lovely in a layout and can help give clues to dates, places, etc.

Pockets

You can also put them in Memorabilia Pockets

album

Some of my Grandmother’s Cards in photo albums.
Nikon D70 ©

My albums

Refill Protectors come in many different sizes and amount of dividers.
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Divided Page Protector SourcesAli Edwards

Sleeves

I also use Collection Card sleeves for small objects.

Negatives

One of my albums with negatives in sleeves.
I also store negatives in Rubbermaid’s transparent plastic archival photo boxes

Albums
Here you can see some of my albums
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Albums

Here you can see some more of my albums and Craft Books
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I mostly use the originals, after I scanned them as they look much nicer in layouts than copies, ensuring that they are not in contact with non archival paper, glue, etc.

Use a PH tester pen

Christmas

Page pocket used in Christmas
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I attach them with photo corners, put them in envelopes or tuck them in page pockets, for easy removal.

Envelope

Envelope used in Mom’s schooldays
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Pocket

Page pocket used in Montana
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Pocket

Page pocket My Great Grandparents
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Envelope

Pocket for Our wedding
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If you have newspaper articles, old documents, etc. you can spray them with acid reducer, use copies or ensure that they do not come in contact with other photos, memorabilia, etc.

Grandmother's Cards

Here is a layout I made using some of my Grandmother’s Cards
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“Memory is a child walking along a seashore.
You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up
and store away among its treasured things.”

~ Pierce Harris, Atlanta Journal

My Memory Box
I got the idea to make a Memory Box from Kingfisher2
Don’t you love hers?
I used this beautiful box that I received as a gift from a friend.

This is the inside of the box, isn’t it beautiful ?
My favorite color is light and I love flowers, butterflies and dragonflies.

Some of the things I have put inside, that are too big to go into my scrapbooks. My daughter in law, who scrap-books, suggested that I make notes of the contents and their meaning. I am a retired Ballet and modern dancing teacher, the one pair is my first satin ballet shoes and the other is the last pair I bought.
We visited South-Africa in 2007 and had a meal at theSpurRestaurant, my father wrote a message, dated and signed on the back of the Stella Artois coaster.
Sand from beaches, white gloves from when I taught mime, special cards, my parents gave me a set of castanets when I was very young, etc.

I have since then added my first camera, which I still have, which is a 1960’s Kodak Instamatic which I got from my parents.

“It’s new. It’s now. It’s flash cubes. Flash cube. Flash cube? Flash cube! “
Youtube Video

Do you have any ideas on Preserving your Memorabilia?
I would love to hear from you.

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Grandmother's Cards

Grandmother’s Cards
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Postbound

One of my Post bound albums.
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How to Expand a Post-Bound Scrapbook Photo Album

Distant Relatives

Distant relatives in a post bound album
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albums

My hobbies
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Creative Organizing

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Magnetic Board

Magnetic Board

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Notice board

My Notice Boards
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My notice board
My Notice Boards
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Oupa

More of my Scrapbooking

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Articles

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Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.
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10 Responses to Preserving Memorabilia

  1. Cindy says:

    Oh Tok, I do admire you for being so organised, I really should make an effort to sort through and preserve my mother’s albums sometime.

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    • Tokeloshe says:

      Now if only I could vacuum our house by moving my mouse around on the mouse-pad.
      I need a working Wall -E 😉

      I spoke to a friend the other day who was very excited to receive a whole box of family photos, but she was very disappointed when she didn’t know who any of the people were, when the photos were taken, where the photos were taken or anything else about the photos.

      I was lucky, I have most of the family photos and I was able to get most of the answers. I have one beautiful photo which is a mystery. ;-(
      http://tinyurl.com/23puacr

      I have a strip of about 10 photos with cute little captions, but no information about the people in the photos, photographer or date when they were taken.

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  2. Lisa says:

    Once again a fantastic presentation. I will ask my sisters for a scanner for christmas so I can start scanning and creating!! I would like to give them each a genealogy tree for Christmas so this has some wonderfull ideas for a coffee table type scrap book!!!

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  3. Tokeloshe says:

    I’m glad 😉

    I have two scanners, both Epsons, (Christmas presents)
    The one can scan negatives and slides as well, which is something to consider.
    The RX 595 is also a color printer.

    I scrapped two easy family trees:
    http://tinyurl.com/2vctan2
    http://tinyurl.com/3yqo67a

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  4. Tokeloshe says:

    Thank you for the stars 😉

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  5. Amazing, Tokeloshe. What treasure trove.
    It is a timely reminder to me to archive a bit more systematically.

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  6. souldipper says:

    What an amazing job you have done with all of your family’s history. It must be quite something to have such a record. It certainly shows that you love scrap booking.

    Our house burned down (in Winfield) so a great many of the memorabilia went up in flame. For example, I have one photo of me – about age 2 – in my early life. That somehow was mixed in with some that a family member had in another location. My siblings have the odd one of themselves, but that is also thanks to relatives.

    So it’s fun to see your collection. I saved post cards. I used the rule that they had to be sent to me. One day I’ll dig them out and see if any are considered antique yet.

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  7. Tokeloshe says:

    Thank you 😉

    I still have a lot to do, but I don’t want it to become a chore.
    I am so fortunate to have so many beautiful photos, mementos, documents, information
    sources and supplies.
    It’s my passion.

    I am so sorry to hear that, I have a Canadian friend whose house also burnt down, fortunately family could help them out as well.

    I hope you do. It’s also interesting to read them again.

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