Operation Photo Rescue, a U.S. nonprofit organization comprised of a worldwide network of volunteers, will be in Lindsborg from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to digitally copy photos for anyone whose pictures were damaged by the recent flooding.
Hosted by the McPherson County Old Mill Museum, the rescue will be onsite at 120 Mill St., Main Gallery.
Anyone with photos damaged from flooding may bring up to 20 photos to be evaluated for restoration later. Photos that can be repaired will be digitally captured with high-end camera equipment and later restored and printed.
Restored photos will be mailed to owners at no cost.
The original photo remains with the owner.
All photos need to be dry and removed from picture frames and albums. Those that cannot be extracted will still be copied, but the quality may suffer. Photos that are stuck together can be separated by soaking, but should first be tested on a corner to see if the emulsion is stable enough to soak. Further instructions on care can be found on Operation Photo Rescue’s homepage: www.operationphotorescue.org.