Identifying Family Photographs

This course is for you if you have mystery family photographs or would like to know more about your pictures. Did you know that photo albums tell a story? That’s one of the topics covered in this course.

When you hold a family photograph, you stare at the faces and they look back. It’s a bonding moment that crosses time. Maybe you share their nose or their cowlick, but you’re in a predicament.

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Disaster Preparedness | There are four steps to a disaster planning process: prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. Most museums, libraries, and archives have disaster plans and you should too. | The Photo Detective

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Episode 56: Disaster Preparedness For the Family Photo Archive

As I watch the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian, I’m worrying about the next disaster.  My mind is thinking about When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States in 2012. It was not the powerhouse storm that Dorian is, but the effects were felt all the way into New England. On the New…

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