If you want your photos to last make sure you store and display them properly. To do this you must take into consideration the light, temperature and humidity as well as possible harmful pollutants. You should keep your photos in some type of sleeve and make sure when you take them out, that your hands are clean and dry. You could also laminate them.
If you frame photos or store them in boxes make sure the storage material is acid free. Aluminum frames are better than wooden frames, as wood can produce acidic gases. Keep the photos out of the sun, high heat and humidity as these conditions can damage the photos or cause mold.
You should label all of your albums or boxes, so you know where everything is. There are various items to store and display your photos in such as: frames, cases, boxes and albums. If you want them to stay in good condition make sure you store them properly. Frames and albums can be bought for less than $20.