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    In every family, someone ends up with “the stuff.” It is the goal of The Family Curator to inspire, enlighten, and encourage other family curators in their efforts to preserve and share their own family treasures.

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    The Family Curator Writes at Shades of the Departed

    I am honored and delighted to be the guest author today at footnoteMaven's historical photography blog, Shades of the Departed, where her articles have won a loyal following of readers enjoying her careful research and keen eye. FootnoteMaven features her own photographic collection in her discussion of a wide range of topics associated with understanding, preserving, and digitizing old photographs. She also hosts a monthly Blog Carnival “I Smile for the Camera.”

    Each week, Shades offers a guest column from other gen-bloggers in the “Friday from the Collectors” series. My article shares our classroom project, “Reading Women’s Lives,” and discuss how photographs enhanced our understanding of a personal correspondence. Students in my classes transcribed nearly 100 letters, but it was the photographs that helped bring the authors to life on the page. I am grateful to footnoteMaven for the opportunity to share our project with others, and do hope that it will inspire similar classroom projects. Please visit Shades to read the article.

    Today marks

    • The First Anniversary of The Family Curator
    • The Birthday of Nathaniel Hawthorne (4 July 1804, Salem, Massachusetts)
    • The Date Henry David Thoreau moved into his cabin on Walden Pond
    • And of course, American Independence Day! Happy Birthday America!

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    Thank you so much for your review of Shades. Your article was brilliant! I can't thank you enough for participating.

    Oh, and happy Blogiversary, you are no longer a blogling!


    July 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterfootnoteMaven

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