Customer Story: The Refugees and the Vintage Photos of Happier Times in Hungary

jc-smp-customer3Editor’s note: This customer story features our resident blogger Monika Jansen.

 

If a civil uprising forced you to flee your home, family, and country, what would be the most important, most precious item you’d feel compelled to take with you? This was the question Monika’s father, uncle, and grandmother had to ask themselves in 1956. Her grandmother’s answer to this question ensured that an amazing set of photos made their way into Monika’s hands—photos she knew she had to preserve.

 

“My dad, uncle, and grandmother escaped Hungary during the student uprising against communism in 1956. My uncle was attending university at the time and his friends began disappearing. One day he came home and told the family they needed to leave. They fled to Yugoslavia and, from there,eventually made their way to the U.S. It was heartbreaking for them to leave as they knew what the consequences would be—they would never see my great grandmother or other family members again. One of the few things my grandmother took with her was this box of photos.”

 

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How to Give Back Using Charity Apps this Holiday Season

charity appsFor many the holiday season means cozying up with loved ones, giving and receiving presents, and indulging in good food and memories. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for everyone. Around the world there are others who are struggling to find clean water, never learned to read or write, and/or are facing troubling health issues.

 

Fortunately, there are several apps out there that make helping our fellow man and woman simple, easy, and effective.

 

Here are a few of the ways you can give back using charity apps this holiday season:

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Tales From The Pictures We Saved – Episode 6: Memories of Missing Brother

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Tales From The Pictures We Saved ScanMyPhotos.com Podcast

Welcome to this week’s episode of Tales From the Pictures We Saved. 

 

We’ve spent the past 26 years helping our customers preserve tens of millions of happy memories, milestones, achievements and events—all of which have incredible stories behind each and every photo.

 

And now we’re eager to share these stories with you.

 

In this week’s episode, one ScanMyPhotos customer uses photo restoration to connect with her missing brother. Click here to learn how to have your photos restored.

 

Preview: Last year, we received an order to restore a badly damaged photo and found out there is so much more behind the two smiling faces in the picture. Follow Fran’s story here.

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The photo was sent to us by ScanMyPhotos customer Fran Phoenix and when I asked her what made this picture so important, I was shocked to hear the answer.  

 

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How to Prevent Photos from Sticking to Glass

photos from sticking to glassIf you’ve ever put a photo in a frame, then you understand how that can leave you in a sticky situation. Over time, moisture from the air can creep in between the frame and the picture, fusing the chemicals and ink of the photo to the glass in the frame. This often results in ripped or damaged photos when the picture is attempted to be removed.

 

We’ve see it happen dozens of times and have helped customers restore their badly damaged photos. However, this entire scenario can easily be prevented with a little foresight.

 

So, before you start that big framing project consider a few of our tips to help you keep photos from sticking to glass:

 

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