International expert on historic photograph identification in Barre Oct. 11

News Release — Vermont Historical Society
September 30, 2014

Julie Nelson
Vermont Historical Society
60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641
[email protected]  (802) 479-8519

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Barre, Vt.– On Saturday, October 11, the Vermont Historical Society will offer a workshop about The Basics of Identifying and Preserving Photographs at 10:00 am and a talk at 2:00 pm. Saturday’s programs are co-sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Vermont.

Families, historical societies, and private collectors have photographic images—but are they ambrotypes, cyanotypes, daguerrotypes, or photographs? How can you tell who’s in the photograph—or where it was taken? In the morning workshop from 10:00 to noon, Maureen Taylor will demonstrate some easy steps to help identify family photographs such as researching photographers, dating costume clues, and comparing facial characteristics. Taylor is an internationally recognized expert on historic photograph identification, photo preservation, and family history research.

The workshop fee is $15 for individual and institutional members of the Vermont Historical Society and the Genealogical Society of Vermont, $25 for non-members. Registration begins at 9:30 am at the Vermont History Center at 60 Washington Street in Barre.

Taylor also will present a program entitled Genealogical Clues in Family Photographs, as a Second Saturday Gallery Talk beginning at 2:00 pm at the Vermont History Center on October 11. The gallery talk is included with the $5 admission to the Heritage Galleries at the History Center.

For more information or to register online, visit or contact Laura Brill at [email protected] or (802) 479-8522.

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