What to do with: Old Photos/Negatives/Slides

You may be one of the lucky ones to have found a box of old photographs and negatives in the back of the closet.  Now what do you do with them?

Congratulations saving the family archives!  Your family photos and artifacts are priceless.

First of all, don’t throw them out!  Keep them stored in acid-free archival storage boxes and sleeves.

You may bring in your old negatives or slides and sort them on the light table in our lobby, just call to schedule an appointment.  Once you’ve figured out who’s in the photos we can make a “Gang Contact Sheet” from your negatives or scan your slides.

A Gang Contact Sheet is a reference print showing you images the same size as the original negative.  How many you can fit on an 8″x10″ sheet is called a Gang Contact.  Once you’ve seen what the image looks like in black and white, we can make hand-enlargements from the individual negative any size.  This is the most economical way to see your relatives!


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Note:   Photo projects require an appointment.  Please call or email to set a time.

We will be closed: 7/3-7/5 for July 4th holiday.  Have a safe and fun July 4th.

Our hours can vary depending on assignment.   Please call first.

Our normal hours: Mon-Thurs 10-4 closed State & Federal holidays.

Thank you!

-The Cox Team 916-631-7275

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