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Photo Detective: Old Lumber Camp Photo
7/28/2014
What clues did our Photo Detective uncover in this old lumber camp photo, featuring early photo-editing.
Most family photos depict clean and tidy ancestors in studios. But photographers also traveled to their customers, taking photos in homes and workplaces. This photo of a lumber camp has been passed through four generation of Christy Parent’s family, but its story has been lost.

Parent knew her great-grandmother had two images copied, retouched and merged to create this photo. Parent believes the original photos belonged to her great-great-grandmother Catherine Mahany, who was raised in a convent and had two siblings. In 1904, she married Alfred Eckhart. They lived in Michigan and Illinois.
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