Photos don't last forever. Look at your old pictures under a magnifying glass and you may well see hundreds of tiny white dots. The emulsion is breaking down. This happens even when stored in an album. Additionally, the surface will get scratched and the edges scuffed. If they are not rescued soon, it will be too late; they will be lost forever.
The older the photo the more at risk it is of failing.
I believe preserving old photos is important, both for us and our future generations and because they are an invaluable historical record.
Ask me how I can help digitalise and restore your old photographs.