Episode 117: Ask Maureen February 2021 Edition

In this episode I answer your photo questions submitted through my social media accounts and via email.

  • I have dozens of large photo albums that were put together by my grandfather and father from the 1980s to the present. Do I take all the photos out of the pages (4/page) or scan the whole page?
  • I am trying to identify people in a large group photo. What is a good procedure for “blowing up” individual faces and comparing them to other photos of possibly the same person?
  • How many backups of digital photos are a good idea?
  • When did hand-coloring of photos become popular?
  • Are records available of any of the old photo studios?
  • How do I scan glass negatives?
  • What number or type of pencil is best for writing labels?

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Episode 113: Ask Maureen. January 2021


About Maureen Taylor:

Maureen is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for MyHeritage.com, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles and online columns for such media as Smithsonian.com. Learn more at Maureentaylor.com

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