Historical family photos offer a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors, but the images-- and the stories behind them-- often fade away as decades pass. Taylor shows you how to study the clues in your old family photos to put names to faces and recapture their lost stories.
Introduction -- Bringing the past to life -- Talking with relatives -- Cased images: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes -- Paper prints and negatives -- Color and digital photographs -- Identifying the photographer -- Images from birth to death -- Looking for clues -- Identifying costume -- Reading the clues in photographs -- Photograph albums -- Adding up the clues
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