Photo Consultation Options

If you'd like to tap into Maureen's resources and years of expertise you can book a personal consultation. It's very easy and fun as well!

Maureen does consultations by telephone or video (Zoom) -- private meetings with clients to discuss their mystery pictures. Both options are recorded.

In fact, these consultations are a lot more than a conversation. They’re part photo analysis and part forensic family history.

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The Photo Detective


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Recent Blog Posts

Bonus Episode: Tintypes Made for Movies and Television

I think that 19th-century tintype photographers would be amazed to see that their medium is still thriving in the age of digital photography. Their spirit exists in my guest for this bonus episode. Rob Gibson travels around the country with a motorcycle and a portable studio, similar to his itinerant predecessors who used wagons. He…

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Episode 116: America and the Tintype with Steven Kasher

Collecting images is something that I’m familiar with. There are thousands of images in my research collection. It’s hard to stop purchasing interesting pictures because each one is a little different. My own collection features a variety of image formats including  tintypes of men fishing off a prop boat with lines and fake fish. Women…

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Bonus Episode: Lost History Discovered (in the Recycling)

When I saw coverage in The New York Times of a cache of slides and the attempts to identify the who, what, where, and when of them, I had to talk with the man who made this serendipitous discovery.  Not all slides belong to be discarded some as my guest called it are “gold dust.”…

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Episode 115: Identifying and Caring for Tintypes

I hope you’re enjoying this month-long focus on tintypes. Those inexpensive metal images of our ancestors appear in antique shops and online auctions in cases, paper sleeves, and without any protective covering.  Durable enough to be mailed during the Civil War they were common throughout the latter half of the nineteenth century and persisted into…

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