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Unlocking the Secrets in Old Photographs

3.29  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
After years of photographic research, the author explains methods of analyzing photographs historically. She outlines how you can recognize architecture, clothing, monuments, and other objects in photos; and where you can find additional help.

The author's clear and expressive writing will teach you such skills as:

-The care and restoration of photographs
-Recognizing phot

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Paperback, 202 pages
Published February 1st 1991 by Ancestry.com
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Ray
Jan 17, 2008 Ray rated it liked it
The usefulness of this book to anyone who has spent any time at all with family photos is pretty limited. It covers the most basic apsects of the topic: dates for evolution of the various types of photographs, a little (very litttle) on dress styles, a decent (if dated) bibliography, ideas for gathering photos from relatives, furniture clues, etc. I read it through cover to cover in a day. The 190pp. could have been condensed to about a quarter that length.

I found chapter 5 on the technical det
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Denise
Dec 06, 2012 Denise rated it really liked it
A great resource. I took lots of notes as I read as we received a pile of photos from the 19th century to identify from 2 lines in our family.
Bree Flea
Mar 16, 2012 Bree Flea rated it it was ok
I think this book would have been more useful if there were more pictures. It is a book on examining photographs afterall.
Lisa Keipp
Sep 17, 2013 Lisa Keipp rated it it was ok
May be good for beginners, but most historians will find it nothing new, and a touch condescending.
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