Category Archives: Photographs

Dealing with Old Technology

On rainy days in summer I turn to the thousands of family photos I have and work on sorting, filing, and yes, even culling. My objective is to create a catalog of pictures that are mostly identified as to time, … Continue reading

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Once you get started …

The trouble with the 52 Ancestors challenge that I wrote about last week is that the minute I think I have selected a good candidate from my tree, I look up what information I have, and then think, well, I’ll … Continue reading

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Spitalfields Nippers

Each of Horace Warner’s evocative photos of grubby east London children, taken early in the 20th century, tell us a fragment of a story, but leave us with so many questions. They look posed in working situations – washing laundry, … Continue reading

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Photo rescue accomplished

With the help of a nifty tool I got from Sally Jacobs, the Practical Archivist, last night I managed to ever-so-gently liberate my sister’s collection of autographed 8×10 glossy photographs from one of the dreaded sticky “magnetic” albums. We scorn … Continue reading

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