In her Blog, Tina's Genealogical Wish List, Tina Lyons gives us a step-by-step account of how she went about preserving some old photos she had in a scrapbook. You may be facing a similar project that could benefit from her approach.
Her first step was to photograph the album as she found it so she could reconstruct it if necessary. This is a step that we usually don't think about as we focus on simply scanning the pictures.
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