Honor Your Mothers on Sunday: Label Your Photographs

If you’re looking for a way to honor the women in your family tree start by labeling your photographs. Paper photos can easily be captioned on the back (never write on the front of a photograph) using a soft lead pencil. Those resin-coated images from the 1960s to the present require a Zig marker. I’ve…

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Wall Street Journal News!

Have you seen the Wall Street Journal today? If not, take a look at the front page of the Weekend Journal section. Journalist Alexandra Alter spent three months alternately interviewing me, my clients and colleagues for a story on my Photo Detective business. I was able to convey to the reporter how important photo history…

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Nineteenth Century Photography Unmasked!

I can’t believe it! This week the long awaited Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Photography is finally in print. Several years ago (I’ve lost count of how many) an editor contacted me about contributing to this two volume set. I complied and then forgot about it. Ever since it arrived on my doorstep the other day…

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Watch Maureen on Hallmark Television

That’s right. You heard it here first. This week I traveled to New York to tape a segment of New Morning with Timberly Whitfield. They let me talk about my two favorite topics–family photos and family history for kids! I presented Timberly with a family history surprise, but I’m not going to give it away…

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