Because we live in a crowded world and no one seems to have enough storage room today, you may want to do this activity for yourself...

When you have an item you love very much but you know that it is too big to store, or it is going to be handed down, or it is just worn out - then store it in your photo attic.

Draw a picture of or take a photograph of the item.  Place it into your attic.  Beside the item write the name of it, the cost, the date, the age, how it was made, why you love it, etc.

Think how much fun the photo attic will be for your grandchildren.  Think about all the fun memories you will have looking at it.

For information on the care of
family papers and photographs
please write to the Education Curator at:
Alabama Department of Archives and History
P.O. Box 300100
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100
visit the Alabama Archives web site at
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Updated: September 18, 2008