|Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner on my lap|
It's not just for packing up and taking on the road on trips to Libraries, Archives or Museums (although it's terrific for that!)
After sitting most of the day at my main computer I want a change. So my evenings are perfect for relaxing in a comfy chair or on the couch with my Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner on my lap. It's small. It's so light I'm hardly aware it's on my lap.
|Scanning the back of the CDVs|
After I take camera shots of each page of the intact album, I carefully remove the photos and begin scanning them front and back.
With my Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner I can watch TV at the same time, or sit on the couch, which is much more comfortable than my computer chair. Because I'm scanning CDVs and tintypes I can scan two at a time.
It's fast, it's easy and it's fun! After I scan each photo I place them in archival sleeves and then they go into an archival binder. Then more fun because that's when I start doing research to find the individuals named in the album!
The album I documented and scanned and archived yesterday turns out to be for a Quaker family named Smith Battey and his wife Ruth Aldrich who lived in Rhode Island.
It didn't take long to realize what a gem this album is. It contains 31 CDVs and tintypes, including some of Smith Battey, his wife Ruth and three of their children (as adults): Thomas, Nancy and Phoebe. But I'll talk more about the Battey Photo Album another day.