The full text of this article is available to Plus members only.
For full access to all of our articles, please Join or Log In.
Not a Plus Member?
Photo Detective: Solving the Case
The stories behind old "cased" images on metal and glass may lie in archives of paper.

Cased images like the one shown on this page are among photography's earliest — and, to many, most interesting — images. But to the family historian playing "photo detective" in search of clues about your past, these can be among the most puzzling images to try to make sense of. For one thing, their sheer age makes their mysteries more challenging to unravel. For another, they simply don't look and feel like the snapshots that we're used to. They're not even on paper — they're on metal or glass.

Ironically, though, paper of an entirely different sort can help you solve these old photo riddles: old newspapers. Let's see how newspapers can be a source of clues, using the example pictured here.

To continue reading this article
Share |
Did you enjoy this article?
Please share it!
Recent Blog Posts »
Recent Articles »

Free Genealogy Downloads

Historical Maps of Europe Premium Collection
When you buy the Historical Maps of Europe Premium Collection, you'll get the brand new Family Tree Historical Maps Book: Europe, as well as an assortment of other incredible tools to trace you ancestors back to the home country and visualize the world in which they lived--in full color.
Only available in March, this collection has a retail value of $197.95, but is yours this month only for $59.99!

They're going fast - get yours today!

©  F+W All rights reserved.