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    • September 23, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
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    "Expanding Your Digital Horizons"

    Who’s Little Joe: Photo Detecting 101

    When: Wednesday September 23, 2020

    Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Workshop will run between 1 and 1-1/2 hours depending on questions)

    Where: Online

    Join Digital Commonwealth for a presentation by Maureen Taylor as she digs deeper into the story of a photograph using her signature approach to identifying and interpreting family photographs. The basic building blocks of who, what, when and where can add up to tell you why an ancestor posed for a particular image. 

    Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective helps people rediscover their family history one picture at a time, and is passionate about getting folks to tell the story of their ancestors. Listen to her podcast, The Photo Detective. Sought out by clients all over the world from as far away as New Zealand, her pioneering work in historic photo research is unprecedented, evidenced by her success in solving photo mysteries. Ms. Taylor has a skilled eye for uncovering clues within a picture – a hairstyle, sign in the background, or shape of a shirtsleeve – in order to identify a person, place or era. What follows from her genealogical expertise is the story behind the images of the past, shedding light on what otherwise may remain unknown for centuries. The Wall Street Journal dubbed her “the nation’s foremost historical photo detective”. She’s the author of several books on family history and photography including, The Last Muster (currently a two volume set). 

    Pre-registration is required.

    Registration is: $10 for Digital Commonwealth members; $20 for non-members.

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