Photos contain hidden clues, and Maureen Taylor knows how to find them.
Maureen Taylor's early career as a curator exposed her to lots of photos. But it wasn't until she opened shop as a photo historian that she discovered just how many unidentified photos people have.
Frequent questions she hears:
- Who is in the photo?
- What is happening in the photo?
- Where was the photo taken?
Rachel Rifkin's photo experiment
Rachel Rifkin, a fellow personal historian, posted photos of herself alongside images of her relatives. Donning similar clothing and mimicking the subject in the old photos, she bore a strong resemblance to her relatives—including a bearded man from yesteryear.
Change perspective to see the unseen in photos. That's where the big reveals come in.
Not everyone can see faces; not everyone can see details.
Maureen does her detective work on my family photos
Links & Stuff
Visit Maureen's website
View Maureen's photo detective courses
The Burns Archive, a collection of post-mortem photos
And just because it's so fun, take a look at her video on hairstyles through the years: