How to Properly Store Antique Documents

Remember Safety Is Elemental

Even with the archival-quality professional framing, your document or photograph can still be damaged based on where you display it. Framed items should be kept away from extreme elements, such as direct sunlight or high humidity. We learned that one the hard way after putting a series of historic photographs in the master bathroom (it seemed like a good idea at the time). A few steamy showers later, we discovered it was time for a safer haven. Extreme temperature changes aren't a good idea, either, so if you're going to put the document away, steer clear of attics without climate control and basements devoid of dehumidifiers.