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Photo Detective: Dating and Identifying People in Old Family Photos
Uncovering clues in historical photos. This issue: Billiards players outside an Oklahoma pool hall.
While many official records can help you learn what your ancestors did for a living, few tell you what they did in their free time. So how can you learn about their hobbies and interests?

Snapshots taken by family and friends are one great way to get a look at your relatives’ everyday life. Likewise, itinerant photographers visited homes and businesses in their communities and beyond, capturing views of daily life. These types of photos offer you the best glimpse into your ancestors’ world, for they depict people in real-life settings rather than a studio with an artificial background.
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