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12/3/14 7:28 A

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And, my suggestions: once you have documented via photo the bigger pictures, check to see if the historical societies in the area of your relatives have a reason to want the pictures. Sometimes they were important people in their area. If no relative wants them, they have resale value just for their art (if in good shape). Another suggestion I used for a different item I inherited; I called the arts council in my town and offered to donate the item for the artists to use any way they wanted - and they actually were very excited - but this item had absolutely no other use or value to anyone else, not even to me who loves the person who made it but onto this volume of it.

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12/3/14 7:22 A

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OMG, you are my new best friend!! This is exactly what was on my to do list today - to figure out what to do with all these pictures of ancient relatives. I want to honor them but HOW? I have no idea. Thank you for posting this, I am copying the link until I get home from my walk and can look at it closer.

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12/2/14 10:39 P

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Take a picture with your camera of the larger portraits that you can not scan and then you can put them on your computer or where ever you want to keep them.


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I have recently become the custodian of a lot (6 to 8 large tubs) of old photographs. My family and cousins believe I can figure out who they all are. Included in the things from my parents are framed portraits of ancestors. I don't live in a castle, where such things can easily be hung. As a matter of fact, I live in an open concept condo, and my walls are hidden by storage type furniture. So, I don't have wall space except were the walls go up to second floor height.

I am sure this is happening to lots of us who have been trying to pare down possessions, and then aging parents belongings get nearly forced upon us.

Any ideas on what I should do with these portraits? They are so large that I can't scan them to get a digital version. How do other people deal with this stuff?

I took them mostly because my brothers seemed inclined to throw them away. That seems like a really bad choice. 8 x 10 things and smaller I will put into albums.

This is the kind of thing I am talking about.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


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