Same goes for newspaper clippings that become brittle.Great grandmother's hope chest holds beautiful old clothes and photographs.As a genealogist we love to learn about them but wish she would have added names and stories.If older relatives are unable to help us, do not lose hope.Available now on and the Create Space e Store Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery by Lorine Mc Ginnis Schulze Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies.Two young men stare out at me from a small old photograph. A style of photograph first introduced in 1863 by Windsor & Bridge in London, the cabinet card is a photographic print mounted on card stock.The Cabinet card got its name from its suitability for display in parlors -- especially in cabinets -- and was a popular medium for family portraits.
Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes?
On the back, in my grandmother's handwriting, is written "Grandpa King's brothers." At least I've got some information to work with, but I'm eager to learn more: When was the picture taken? Which two of my great-grandfather's brothers are these?
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The French influenced the styles in the American colonies during that era.
Is it possible to determine whether a photograph was taken in the last years of the nineteenth century or the first few years of the twentieth century? Dating a photograph requires you to use your best genealogical research techniques, but it can be done.