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# Thursday, June 09, 2011
The Family Home as Backdrop in Old Pictures
Posted by Diane

Before flash photography, candles and lamplight couldn't provide sufficient illumination to take a photograph of a large group indoors. Families often chose to be photographed outdoors, with the family home as a backdrop.

Photo Detective Maureen A. Taylor analyzes two such images on FamilyTreeMagazine.com.


Solve your family photo mysteries with these books by Maureen A. Taylor:

  • Preserving Your Family Photographs
  • Fashionable Folks: Hairstyles 1840-1900
  • Finding the Civil War in Your Family Album

  • 1880s photos | group photos | photo backgrounds
    Thursday, June 09, 2011 9:47:21 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #  Comments [0]