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Identifying Old Photos By Clothing: 1880s -1890s

Family History By November 9, 2018 Tags: , No Comments

This period is very common in film adaptations and art. We see it often in Sherlock Holmes stories, portrayals of Edison and Tesla, or French-based tales of the belle epoque. Further west, this period is also the time of famous outlaws and sharpshooters like Doc Holliday, Billy the Kid, and Annie Oakley. Maybe these characters helped inspire your family’s fashion?

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Identifying Unknown Family Photos

Family History By April 25, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Not all of our ancestors were diligent about labeling their photographs. And sometimes, we have to face the difficult task of deciding and deducing who that is next to our great-grandma. But identifying unknown family members in your photos doesn’t have to be such a chore. It may not be the easiest job, but putting in the time can be highly rewarding!

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Finding the Stories in an Old Photo Album | Melanie Frick

Family History, Guest Blogger By June 28, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

I first learned to take a closer look at old photographs not with those in my family’s own collection, but by studying a forgotten photograph album picked up at an antique store. The photographs within this album dated to the Civil War, and in an effort to identify the individuals based on a few faded captions, I studied them carefully. Who were the women wearing stunning, full-skirted dresses? Who were the children with the solemn faces and neatly curled hair? Might the portraits of bewhiskered men have been a last memento before they left home for battle?

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How to Index Old Family Photos | Physical Copies

Family History, Photography By November 13, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

A lot of family photos today are digitital. Information such as the day, place, and individual can be easy to record on iphones, with Facebook, or during the download process. However, the same cannot be said for the old, tarnished photographs…

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