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Ask Maureen – Episode 8: Google’s “We Wear Culture!”

By Maureen Taylor on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 in Ask Maureen, Photographs. No Comments

Show Notes In this episode of Ask Maureen, Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, shares information about a new resource from Google, in partnership with museums around the world, called We Wear Culture. It is an amazing resource dedicated to 3,000 years of world fashion. Then, as we prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse, Maureen shares a […]


Ask Maureen – Episode 7

By Maureen Taylor on Friday, July 14th, 2017 in Ask Maureen, Photographs. No Comments

Show Notes In this episode Maureen unravels threads of a complex photo mystery that involves two orphan photos taken nearly 50 years apart and newspaper clippings spanning 16 years all discovered together in one frame. She also weighs in on the recent Amelia Earhart photo mystery.  If you are curious how a photo consult works, […]


Ask Maureen – Episode 6

By Maureen Taylor on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 in Ask Maureen, Photographs. No Comments

Show Notes In this episode of Ask Maureen, Maureen gives some great tips and points the way to some great resources, including some recent podcast appearances. What do you do with that box of photos with no names?  How do you scan originals vs. slide copies? How should you deal with old black paper photo […]


Ask Maureen – Episode 5

By Maureen Taylor on Friday, May 26th, 2017 in Ask Maureen, Photographs. No Comments

Show Notes Metadata and online-posting best practices are the focus of this episode. What is metadata and why is important?  What are the ethics and etiquette of photo sharing? Maureen also answers a question, with a cool example, about lantern slides. In this episode of Ask Maureen we answer the following: Lantern Slides ~ What […]


Ask Maureen – Episode 4

By Maureen Taylor on Monday, April 3rd, 2017 in Ask Maureen, The Last Muster. No Comments

Show Notes After a dozen years of searching, there are still new photographs popping up. These men and women experienced the Revolutionary War period and lived long enough to be photographed.  Do you have one in your collection?  Listen to this Facebook Live episode to learn more about The Last Muster project. How did this […]


Ask Maureen – Episode 3

By Maureen Taylor on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 in Ask Maureen. No Comments

Show Notes Ask Maureen Facebook Live events are your chance to ask your photo related questions.  Think about your number one concern. Is it unidentified images? Preserving photos? Organizing them for the next generation? Or maybe you want to know more about sharing pictures.  Go ahead and ask. I’m listening.  You can submit your question […]


Ask Maureen – Episode 2

By Maureen Taylor on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 in Ask Maureen, Photographs. No Comments

Show Notes Maureen answers several great questions about identifying Orphan Photos, Conservation of Photos printed on Fabric, looking for clues in tin-types and locating information about old photo studios. Additionally, she provides some terrific resources for finding more ancestral photos and uploading photos to Ancestry.com. 0:50 – What to do if you don’t have very […]


Ask Maureen – Episode 1

By Maureen Taylor on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in Ask Maureen, Photographs. No Comments

I held my first Facebook Live event on January 26th. In this episode, I answered the following questions submitted by you, my readers:

How did I get started as the Photo Detective?
How do I tell two people apart in photos?
Is it possible to identify a geographic location (state/nation) (with reasonable accuracy) based on clothing?
A reader wrote: “My grandmother was wearing the same clothes styles/clothes in the 1970’s as she did in the 1930’s and 40’s. How could the date of her photos be determined based on her wardrobe?


Got a Photo-Related Question?

By Maureen Taylor on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 in Ask Maureen. No Comments

I’m working on new lectures and need your help.  Audience feedback is important to those of us that speak before groups.  We need to know what you’d like to learn.  There is sometimes a difference between what I’d like to teach and what the audience would like to hear. Perhaps you’ve heard one of my […]


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