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Shades Of The Departed

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Shades Of The Departed
In one of the city photography galleries the proprietor had a show case in which he exhibited pictures which the sitters failed to call for, he labeled it, "Shades Of The Departed."

~ Abraham Bogardus, 1895 ~

| Weekend With Shades Columns |
Appealing Subjects: Where Law and Photography Meet.
Captured Moments: Every Picture Tells A Story, With A Little Help.
Creative Toolbox: Where The Memories Meet The Future!
Penelope Dreadful: The Story Behind The Photograph.
Salute: A Vision Of Military History.
Saving Face: Archives For The Rest Of Us.
The Healing Brush: Preserving Our Ancestors One Pixel At A Time.
The Humor Of It: Through A Different Lens.
The Year Was . . .: The Shades Of History.

| Photo Of The Week |
Shades Starts The Year With A Shot

| Twice Told Tuesday |

| Web Wandering Wednesday |
I Think She's Dead

| Many Things Thursday |
From A Simple Postcard

| Friday From The Collectors |
The Brides of Maureen Taylor
Women Wearing Glasses

Discussion Forum

Do you collect old photographs?

Started by footnoteMaven. Last reply by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico Jun 24, 2013. 5 Replies

We know that Maureen Taylor collects "Brides" and the footnoteMaven collects "…Continue

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Comment by Ellen Healy on November 15, 2009 at 6:32pm
Your magazine is beautiful! There is so much to read on your website- as another poster said, I'm so glad I found you! I am really photographically challenged; I hope to read and read and pick up some great tips and information here. Thank You.
Comment by Brett Payne on July 29, 2009 at 5:51pm
The best known web site for this is Dead Fred. However, there are many other bloggers who feature what are commonly referred to as orphan photos. Julie does this on her excellent blog Who Will Tell Their Story. I also feature some orphan photos on my blog Photo-Sleuth. Actually, I've recently had a wonderful result - this week I received an email from someone in Michigan who is related to the subjects of a photograph that I featured in an article on Photo-Sleuth in March this year.

I'm sure there are plenty of other sites like this. The trick, I believe, is to get the photographs online with as much information as you can find, and then sit and wait. It will take months or years to get a response, and you may never find relatives, but the chances are good.

In April and May I wrote series of articles on Photo-Sleuth about a mystery wedding photograph in the English Midlands. There was no information identifying the subjects at all - only the name and location of the photographer. However, I eventually managed to deduce probable IDs for the subjects, after considerable research. A few weeks ago, I received an email from a family member who is delighted to have the photographs from so long ago! It's very rewarding work.

Regards, Brett
Comment by Judith Richards Shubert on July 13, 2009 at 6:33pm
hi fM ~
I'm with Earline. Had to use search to find you. Glad of that. Looks like this is a very active place. I'm looking forward to being part of your group.
Comment by footnoteMaven on July 13, 2009 at 5:34pm
Thanks Cindy! I love old photos.

Ms. Bradt, my friend, glad you found me.
Comment by Earline Hines Bradt on July 12, 2009 at 6:07am
So many groups, I'm glad there's a search to help find you.
Comment by Cindy Johnston Sorley on July 10, 2009 at 1:42am
what a marvelous website.... well done.

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