Identifying Types of Old Photographs
The February 16th genealogy meeting will feature a presentation with a “hands-on” workshop to identify a variety of vintage photographs. Pat Rongey will have samples of Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, Tintypes, and Cabinet Cards. These images range from the early 1840’s through the early 1900’s. Knowing the photograph type may help you identify the approximate year range of when the image was taken. This meeting will provide a chance for you to examine each sample with a magnifying glass and clues to help you make your own best guess. We’ll then determine which one of us has ended up being the top detective!
If you’re lucky enough to possess one of these photographic types or “think” you may have one, have it on hand and we’ll try to determine its time period. Bring your best spectacles and magnifying glass!
Special Note: We will be examining the photos in a group setting, and you may wish to wear a mask.
Member Jacquie Beveridge announces upcoming family history conferences:
RootsTech – March 2-4 (Salt Lake City) In-Person $98; Virtual Viewing $Free$
Featured Speakers include: Judy G. Russell (The Legal Genealogist); Jonny Perl (creator of DNA Painter); Lisa Louise Cooke (GenealogyGems Podcast); Diahan Southard (DNA author and Speaker); David Allen Lambert (NEHGS Genealogist), and many more.
I4GG March 11-12; (San Diego) $169 In-Person and Live-Stream $69. CeCe Moore (Genetic Genealogist) will be the main speaker and moderator. Other featured speakers include: Margaret Press (DNA Doe Project); Bonnie Bossert (Solved the 87-year old mystery of Hatbox Baby); and more.