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Visit our store to purchase individual copies of Also useful is our regular Q&A Advice Section, in which we cover two readers’ photograph queries each issue, explaining how to date them and what occasion they might represent.The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U. Department of the Interior, administers 261 million surface acres of America's public lands, located primarily in 12 Western States (including Alaska).Culled from the Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s, the 870,000 photographs feature all manner of city oversight -- from stately ports and bridges to grisly gangland killings.Always moving: Workers dig in Delancy Street on New York's Lower East Side in this photo dated July 29, 1908.
Researchers, history buffs, filmmakers, genealogists and preservationists in particular will find the digitized collection helpful.
Dating old photographs accurately is the only way to begin incorporating them into our family history research in a meaningful way: after all, we wouldn’t dream of accepting any undated or unidentified printed records or manuscript documents as serious evidence.
And yet photographs aren’t always subjected to the most rigorous evaluation: too many of us seem satisfied with roughly estimating the time period of our old photographs and guessing at who they may portray, or simply go along with family hearsay, without double-checking the facts.
photo dating series runs from the September through to November issues and each feature is illustrated with images that reflect the kinds of photos surviving in many family collections.
These should answer some of your photographic queries and hopefully the ability to date images more reliably will help with identifying some of those mystery family members.