I'm visiting family in PA for "late Christmas," and I'm at my Grandmother's house and what happens? She happens to have several old photos from an older relative's house that need a new home and she doesn't know what she's going to do with them!
Uh... What do I do for a living?!
I have inherited three framed and about 6 unframed large photos from the early 1900s of family, mostly from my Lebanese side (including a rare photo taken of my great-great-aunt in presumably her wedding dress, a few months before she prematurely died)! As soon as I return to DC, I'm going to the closest Michaels and looking into having the unframed ones re-framed with UV filtering glass. I am also going to perform some minor repair work on one unframed photo that has become torn (Japanese tissue paper to the rescue). As for the three that are framed, well, I'm going to try to find an appraiser that can give me advice on having them de-framed and keeping the frames while replacing the glass with UV filtering glass. But for now, I have the perfect darker hallway in my apartment for my family!
I have seriously hit the jackpot!