Today, I have the pleasure and privilege to be the Guest Author on Janinealogy, the blog of the Queen Of Restoration, Janine Smith, of Landailyn Research and Restoration. We met on Twitter and found we share a love of old photographs and their history. Janine has the added talent of being a fine portrait artist who uses her many gifts to restore old photographs. Photographs that look as if there is nothing left to save. Janine is the 2008 Photoshop User Award Winner for Photographic Restoration. Thank you, Janine, for this opportunity!
For those who are visiting Shades for the first time let me be your tour guide. Shades centers around the love of old photographs, all things associated with them, and making connections with the families they have departed.
Below you will find a sample of what is offered to readers of Shades. I hope you enjoy the selections!
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
TWICE TOLD TUESDAY - features a photography related article reprinted from old photography books, magazines, and newspapers accompanied by illustrations and photographs.
Shades Starts The Year With A Bang - Make That A Shot - A story of murder, an attempted lynching, courtroom antics, lies, a hanging, and misappropriated body parts. Not to mention the cabinet card and the part it may have played.
The Tumult Last Night - Why the uproar over this murder?
A Shot Part II ~ The Funeral - November 11, 1886, Mamie Kelly's body was transported by wagon from the morgue to her home on Hayes Street.
A Shot Part III ~ The Botched Burial - When last we read of Goldenson, he was swaying to and fro in the Hangman's noose with the photograph of Mamie Kelly clutched in his hand.
WEB WANDERING WEDNESDAY - Shades wanders the world and the web for things to make dating photographs belonging to the collector and the family historian much easier.
Abraham Bogardus - I have a deep affection for Abraham Bogardus. After all, he came up with the name of this digital publication.
Occupations For Women and Photography 1897 - PHOTOGRAPHY is especially adapted to a woman's artistic taste and delicate touch.
MANY THINGS THURSDAY - anything that strikes my fancy; you will come to realize I have very eclectic tastes.
The Web Came To Me - Updates to a San Francisco Photographer.
Just Junk And The Kindness of Strangers - Blanche DuBois once said something about relying on "the kindness of strangers." In this Web Wandering Wednesday, so have I.
FRIDAY FROM THE COLLECTORS - my take on a guest post; these people are phenomenal.
From A Simple Postcard - From a simple postcard so much is found. This is another find from the antique stores of Montana.
A Carnival of Images - If a picture is worth a thousand words, why can't words be worth a thousand pictures? That's the premise behind Smile For The Camera ~ A Carnival of Images.
5th Edition - Crowing Glory - There are 11 Editions so far.
The Columnists of WEEKEND WITH SHADES - some of the finest minds and writing to be found discussing old photographs.
Maureen Taylor - I Do Collect Photographs. The Photo Detective shares her collection of Bridal Photographs.
There are many more since last September in the archives.
Every Picture Tells A Story With A Little Help
Captured Moments Introduction
THE HEALING BRUSH
BY GEORGE GEDER
Preserving Our Ancestors One Pixel At A Time
Meet The Healing Brush
BY CRAIG MANSON
Where Law And Photography Meet
Meet Appealing Subjects
THE CREATIVE TOOLBOX
BY DENISE OLSON
Where The Memories Meet The Future
Feasting On Family History
BY DENISE LEVENICK
The Story Behind The Photograph
BY REBECCA FENNING
Archives For The Rest Of Us
THE HUMOR OF IT
BY DONNA POINTKOUSKI
Through A Different Lens
you'll visit again.
You never know when you might make a connection.
And that's what Shades is all about!