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February 27, 2012

What a Picture is Worth: The Sadie and Emma Ray Photography Collection

Filed under: Podcasts and Slideshows — Lori Williamson @ 2:59 pm

When genealogists set out to piece together the lives of their research subjects, they often concentrate on text-based sources like letters, city directories and vital records. But photographs also provide a wealth of information about the lives of the people they capture, and can be used to fill in gaps in written histories. The Sadie and Emma Ray Photography Collection takes viewers on a tour through 25 years of one Minnesota family’s life at the beginning of the twentieth century, its images offering an emotional depth that can be hard to find in a birth certificate or census form.

 
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5 Responses to “What a Picture is Worth: The Sadie and Emma Ray Photography Collection”

  1. Perry Says:

    This is great, Lizzie! What a thorough analysis.

  2. Eric M Says:

    Very well done…and scripted.

  3. Marcia Says:

    Terrific story & presentation, Lizzie. Kudos!

  4. Jeff Says:

    Wonderful video Lizzie!
    Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone would have written something about each photograph on the back of the photo!
    Old film is similar – many times we don’t know who is in the film or when/where it was taken.

  5. Erin Says:

    Thanks for a great video on the photo collection. What an interesting presentation!



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