The Family Home as Backdrop in Old Pictures

The Family Home as Backdrop in Old Pictures

Before flash photography, candles and lamplight couldn't provide sufficient illumination to take a photograph of a large group indoors. Families often chose to be photographed outdoors, with the family home as a backdrop. Photo Detective Maureen A. Taylor analyzes two such images on FamilyTreeMagazine.com. Solve your family photo mysteries...

Before flash photography, candles and lamplight couldn’t provide sufficient illumination to take a photograph of a large group indoors. Families often chose to be photographed outdoors, with the family home as a backdrop.

Photo Detective Maureen A. Taylor analyzes two such images on FamilyTreeMagazine.com.


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