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BOOK - Preserving Your Family Photographs
By Maureen A. Taylor
Published by Picture Perfect Press, USA, 2010
Softcover... 29.95 (C$)

Organize and display your precious family photographs so that friends and loved ones can enjoy them for years to come!

Maureen A. Taylor provides all the information you need to care for your family photograph collection. She outlines in straightforward steps how to add value to your home collection by using the methods that conservators and photo curators use every day!

You’ll learn how to
  • organize your photographs for both family history research and display
  • identify the types of damage to the photos in your collection
  • create a stunning scrapbook using archive quality guidelines
  • handle cased images such as daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes
  • select a conservator to repair damaged photos and protect them from future deterioration
  • select a restoration expert to restore damaged photos, using airbrushing, digital manipulation or photographic enhancements
  • use photo identification techniques to answer the who, what, when, where and why of a picture
  • evaluate computer programs that offer organizational solutions
  • prepare for the future of photography, including electronic archives and family home pages
  • understand the legal aspects of family photography
  • take advantage of low-cost alternatives to traditional photo preservation techniques
Each chapter ends by providing answers to a series of frequently asked questions. You’ll also find special appendices for sources of family photographs, along with important addresses for conservators, magazines, suppliers, societies, organizations, restoration services, archival storage facilities, Web sites and more.

Don’t put off doing today what may be too late to do tomorrow. Preserve your family photographs now—and capture memories that will last a lifetime.

About the author:
Maureen A. Taylor is an internationally recognized expert on the intersection of history, genealogy, and photography. She studies photographic clues to tell the stories present in her clients' family pictures and albums. Maureen has been featured in top media outlets, including The View, Martha Stewart Living, and The Today Show. Maureen is the author of a number of books (including Preserving Your Family Photographs, Fashionable Folks Hairstyles 1840-1900, Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900) and magazine articles, as well as a contributing editor at Family Tree Magazine.

208 Pages Softcover - perfect bound 8.5" X 11" Published by Picture Perfect Press, USA, 2010
ISBN 1-55870-579-1

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