Episode 125: Ask Maureen April 2021

At the end of every month, I answer questions from listeners. How do I safely remove photos from a spiral-bound album? The kind with the sticky page covered with a sheet of cellophane Celia, that’s called a magnetic album and they were really, really popular and you can still buy them today. There are so…

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Episode 124:The Shot Heard Round the World at the Concord Museum

It doesn’t take hindsight to realize you’re living in historic times. This last year has taught us that.  This week’s guest, David Wood, told me that residents of Lexington and Concord immediately recognized the significance of April 19, 1775 and saved pieces to document that day. A few years ago, the Concord Museum in Concord,…

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Episode 123: America’s Pandemic Pastime: Making Photo Reunions Happen

Every time I see another news story on a photo reunion that’s happened through crowdsourcing images online I chuckle.  I have a closet full of mysteries and not much luck reuniting images with living people. Yet, just in the last few months, there are images being shared online that are within a short time being…

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Episode 121: Ask Maureen March 2021

In this monthly podcast, Maureen shares questions received via email and through social media. Can you tell us about changing exposure times for photographic portraits and why people didn’t smile for pictures?Do you have a good resource for looking up photographer names by location and years they were active?Is there a good resource for dating…

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Episode 118: Eliza Hamilton Revealed with author Susan Holloway Scott

If you thought that you knew Eliza Hamilton because you watched the Broadway musical, well…you need to read Susan Holloway Scott’s book, I Eliza.  What makes good theater isn’t necessarily accurate. There is a whole lot more to the Alexander/ Eliza story.  Susan is a master storyteller weaving fact with fiction to weave a tale…

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