From the simple and cheap brownie cameras out dads used to the sophisticated digital equipment we own – baby boomers have grown having our pictures taken and amassing large but disorganized photographic records of our lives. Photographer Jim Steinhart says if we don’t organize them, they will probably be lost.

“You really have to set serious time aside, and serious thought into what you’re doing. There are three major steps. One is to cull — not to keep too much. The second thing that they have to do is label the photos.”

He came to this after finding century-old tin types of his wife’s family…with no names attached.

“The third thing is to organize those photos into a good story. A life story.”

It’s a matter of making it a priority and setting aside the time, but the result will be an important legacy for your family.

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