[APG Public List] Labelling photos

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG Elissa at PowellGenealogy.com
Sun Feb 27 07:54:50 MST 2011

I use an archival pencil sold through archival supply houses and home
parties such as Creative Memories. I think it is like a china pencil that
will mark on flat, glossy surfaces. Sorry to hear about the bleed through on
your photo. I would try to scan the photo ASAP before the bleed through gets

-- Elissa

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: apgpubliclist-bounces+elissa=powellgenealogy.com at apgen.org
> [mailto:apgpubliclist-bounces+elissa=powellgenealogy.com at apgen.org] On
Behalf Of
> Bonnie Kohler
> Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2011 8:33 AM
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> Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Labelling photos
> Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer wrote:
> > Label photos using a very soft pencil, not a pen, and definitely not a
> > felt tip pen (ink may transfer to other photos in a stack). >
> - - - - - - - - - -
> I recently tried labeling the back side of a current black-and-white photo
> with a #1 soft lead pencil. The writing didn't show up on the photo paper.
> wondered why we are instructed to use pencil when it doesn't work. Perhaps
> it works on older photos made of different photo paper. I ended up using
> archival-type fine point permanent marker, but I wasn't pleased with that
> because I could see the dark lettering through the photo, even though I
> tried to label the photo in the darkest area of the image on the reverse.
> Bonnie Dunphy Kohler
> Florida Chapter

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