I am honored and delighted to be the guest author today at footnoteMaven’s historical photography blog, Shades of the Departed, where her articles have won a loyal following of readers enjoying her careful research and keen eye. FootnoteMaven features her own photographic collection in her discussion of a wide range of topics associated with understanding, preserving, and digitizing old photographs. She also hosts a monthly Blog Carnival “I Smile for the Camera.”
Each week, Shades offers a guest column from other gen-bloggers in the “Friday from the Collectors” series. My article shares our classroom project, “Reading Women’s Lives,” and discuss how photographs enhanced our understanding of a personal correspondence. Students in my classes transcribed nearly 100 letters, but it was the photographs that helped bring the authors to life on the page. I am grateful to footnoteMaven for the opportunity to share our project with others, and do hope that it will inspire similar classroom projects. Please visit Shades to read the article.
- The First Anniversary of The Family Curator
- The Birthday of Nathaniel Hawthorne (4 July 1804, Salem, Massachusetts)
- The Date Henry David Thoreau moved into his cabin on Walden Pond
- And of course, American Independence Day! Happy Birthday America!