Monday, February 17, 2014

Here Is Why You Carefully Record Photo Information

Here is a good reason to carefully record all the information you can about a photo.

This woman who posed with her small patch of flowers for this photo was identified only as Aunt Howell, an aunt of N.B. "Bonie" Pierce (1880-1964).

Here are some things you can record that may prove helpful in your family history research:

Date you record the following information
Photograph owner’s name
Telephone number
About the photo print
  • Condition
  • Type of image
  • Size (Height x Width)
  • Type of mount or paper and thickness
  • Original or copy print
  • Date of copy print
  • Whereabouts of negative

About the photographer
  • Photographer’s name
  • Photographer’s imprint
  • Dates of operation

About the content of the photo
  • Names and birthdates of the people in the photo
  • Location the photograph was taken
  • Props or background
  • Costume description
  • Costume time frame

Other information you may have

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  1. It could be Eldora Pierce Howell, she was the half sister of Bonie Pierce's father Charles amd my great great grandfather James. She was married to William Webster Howell. I hope you find this helpful. Christopher Pierce

  2. Thanks for the info!

    Do you have a photo of Eldora Pierce Howell that you would like to share?