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Chester County Historical Society- How old is that picture?

Event Type: Family/All ages
Date: 6/5/2018
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Description:
 How old that picture in the attic? How can genealogists research photos from their family collections and date them? This PowerPoint lecture program will introduce a methodology used to assign a date range to historical photographs. Research tools to be demonstrated will include identifying the photographic process, how to research the photographer’s imprints and visual clues found in costume and background details. Examples of the research process and the sources used to accurately date the photographs will be fully explained. A handout sheet will outline the methods used and will include a bibliography of sources for further information. Time will be allowed for questions and individuals may bring one image with them to be dated. Participants will come away with sharpened powers of observation and a new appreciation of the photographic medium.
Library: Chester Springs Library
Status: Closed


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