[APG Public List] Labelling photos

PLDunford PLDunford at cox.net
Mon Feb 28 08:44:59 MST 2011

I have a small envelope, from my grandmother's photos, with the following
written in ink, on the outside:


"Lottie Palmer & Nellie Palmer Dunford


Celia Richardson"


In pencil is added "Parks" between the Lottie and Palmer.


The envelope is empty.  I knew who Lottie and Nellie were (my grandmother
and great-grandmother), but who was Celia? Lottie's mother was Cynthia,
Cynthia's mother was Celia (b 1802). I had presumed an error on my
grandmother's part, labeling the photo with the "wrong" generation
grandmother, and that the missing photo was Cynthia, not Celia..


Some time back I came across a published family history with a picture
captioned: Celia Humphries Richardson.


I realized that one of the orphan photos in my box of old photos was the
same woman. Celia had gotten separated from her envelope.  Apparently my
cousin was better at keeping photos than I was.


I don't know about the rest of you, but I have been taught to always
identify ANY source material on the material itself, if at all possible.  


So, while I support the scanning - and the metadata (subject to the usual
concerns about upgrading the media every so often, so as not to get in the
"we don't have the ability to read that file anymore"), I do think that
identifying the photo on the photo is pretty important. 



In Tucson 


From: apgpubliclist-bounces+pldunford=cox.net at apgen.org
[mailto:apgpubliclist-bounces+pldunford=cox.net at apgen.org] On Behalf Of
Jonathan Baker
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2011 1:30 PM
To: Jacqueline Wilson
Cc: APG Posting
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Labelling photos


I have a simpler solution. These days I scan everything and put the
information required in the metadata. And no harm is done to the photo. If
you are using archival paper sleeves to store the photos in, put that same
information on the outside of the sleeve.


Jon Bajer

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 1:58 PM, Jacqueline Wilson <wilssearch at gmail.com>

Steve, these are what I was referring to, I just could not think of the
name.  But having said that - I just read on one of the archival supply
sites that these are not to be used on photos.  However, the scrapbooking
store http://archiversonline.com <http://archiversonline.com/>  sold them to
me for just that purpose.   


Are you using them on the back of your photos? 




On Feb 26, 2011, at 10:41 PM, Stephen J Danko wrote:


I have used Pigma Micron Pens for many years:

The manufacturer states that the ink in these pens is archival quality ink
for use in acid-free environments; chemically stable, waterproof, and fade
resistant; no smears, feathers, or bleed-through on most papers.  The pens
are available in a wide range of ink colors and nib sizes.  The ink is not
dye-based ink and is described in great detail at:


Stephen J. Danko






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