Monday, February 9, 2009

Workshop with Photo Detective Maureen Taylor a success!

On Saturday, January 24, 2009, Maureen Taylor, well known genealogist and "photo detective", conducted a workshop on "Identification of Old Photographs" at the Brewster Ladies' Library Auditorium in Brewster, MA.

During the four and a half hour workshop, Maureen showed the 35 members attending how they can use clues such as hair styles, clothing details and objects found in old photographs to date them. She also examined individual photos provided by participants in order to help them figure out who was in a photo, when the photo was taken and what the relationships were of people in the photographs. Maureen finished her presentation with advice on proper storage of old photographs as well as information on the restoration of damaged and "diseased" photographs.