Bonnets and Hats
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Fanciful, frilly, and fascinating, women’s hats made a fashion statement. There were hundreds of choices available each season. And they came with names like Leghorns, Gainsborough’s, poke bonnets, and wide-awakes. Home factories produced trim and hats for milliners, while enterprising women raised small birds destined to be stuffed for hat adornments.Men’s hats could be utilitarian. Abraham Lincoln and the men of his generation often carried papers in their stove pipe hats. Their desire for beaver hats led the animal to the brink of extinction.

Using the clues in this book, you’ll learn interesting facts about your ancestors by studying their photographs and the hats they wore for portraits.



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Fashionable Folks Hairstyles 1840-1900, Using the clues explained in this book, you can learn a surprising amount about your ancestors by studying their buns, braids and beards. This book is particularly useful to genealogists, social and personal historians, costume designers and hairstylists.

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A remarkable work of documentary history, The Last Muster is a collection of rare nineteenth-century photographic images—primarily daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and carte des visite paper photographs—of the Revolutionary War generation.

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Civil War images, whether it’s a man in uniform or a woman posing with her children, tell the story of your family’s involvement in a critical period of history. If you’re not sure if your photo dates from that timeframe, this book will help you determine when it was taken.
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Preserving Your Family Photographs,
provides all the information you need to care for your family photograph collection. She outlines in straightforward steps how to add value to your home collection by using the methods that conservators and photo curators use every day!

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Let Maureen’s photo research tips and techniques help you locate missing family photographs or locate previously unknown ones. This webinar will also feature information on photo rights/permissions and usage for print and the web. Plus a special segment on Picasa, Google’s image organizing software.