Date & Time:
March 9, 2022
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Your Family Photos: Identifying African American Family Photos
Join us for a workshop presented by Maureen Taylor, an internationally recognized expert on historic photograph identification and family history research, as we delve into the history of African American family portraits. Photo clues can be obvious or subtle from who’s in the picture to what’s being worn and who took the picture. We’ll explore the 5 basic questions to ask about your photos and how to figure out the story in the image. This interactive lecture will help you discover identity and connections to your family that you never knew you had.
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.