Date & Time:
May 20, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Buns, Beards, Bodices and Bustles: Understanding Ancestors Through Clothing
Ancestral fashions and the industry that produced them left behind a fascinating legacy of images and information. Join Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective, to discover genealogical clues by looking closely at the clothing and accessories your ancestors wore. Come with your questions and learn the basics of photo detecting through the lens of fashion.
Maureen Taylor is an internationally recognized expert on historic photograph identification, photo preservation and family history research. Sought out by clients all over the world, her pioneering work in historic research is unprecedented, evidenced by her success in solving photo mysteries. The author of several books, scholarly articles and online columns, Taylor appeared on the View and the Today Show to discuss her photo identification methods. She has been featured in numerous publications, including the Boston Globe, New York Times, and Better Homes and Gardens, and was dubbed “the nation’s foremost historical photo detective” by the Wall Street Journal.