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The Dead Horse Investigation: Forensic Photo Analysis for Everyone

Publisher: Rice Book Press

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 256 pages
Author: C. Fitzpatrick
Year: 2008
ISBN: 9780976716051
Other: b&w photos
Publisher: Rice Book Press

If you think you have squeezed every drop of information from your photos , guess again? Have you ever considered using an ultraviolet light to dae your photos? What does it mean if you find a photo on the back of an old picture? How can you spot a fake? How can you tell what camera was used to take a picture of someone posing in his BVDs?

Nowadays everyone can become his own photo-expert. Even the simplest photo can lead you on an unexpected adventure. Keeping an eye out for important details is just the first step. Knowing what these details mean and how to chase them down is just as critical. Maps, catlogues, even ebay and Amazon.com are just a few of the useful resources available to the modern forensic genealogist both on and offline. You only need imagination about where to look and some creativity on how to tie things together.

Forensic genealogy is not just for rocket scientists, it is for everyone with an imagination. So if you are up for some exciting fun investigating your old photographs, this book is for you!

Contents:
What is a Photo Really Saying?
Remember to Look at the Back
- Remember to Look at the Back!
- What If you Can't See the Back?
- What If the Writing is There but It is Hard to See?
- Lot Numbers, Logos, Personal Marks
- A Ghost Image
- The Edges
- The Paper
- The Shape
- The Mat
- Summary
- References
Two Short Case Studies
- 1. A Ghost Images - The Hodder Comparison
- 2. The Mat - Father and Son
- References
Details, Details
- Just Plain Details
- What Can I Tell about the Picutre from the Clothing
- The "Occasional" Photograph
- Where?
- As Time Goes By
- Wanna Dance?
- Don't Miss a Thing!
- References
The Belgian Orphans
- Hard and Soft Clues
- "The" Clue
- Which Way Does the Flag Hang?
- White or Yellow Stripe?
- Where?
- When?
- Comite National de Secours et d' Alimentation
- Further Investigation
- A Few Notes
- Summary
The Photographer
- Charles Eisenmann
- References
Reach Out and Touch Someone
This Photo is OK!
- References
- What's Wrong With This Picture
- Types of Fake Photos
- Spotting a Fake
Relative Amnesia
- A Providential Escape
- The Next Chapter
- A Major Breakthrough
- A Few Emails and a Reunion
- The End of the Story
- References
The History of Photography Part 1
- Introduction
- The Beginning
- The Daguerreotype
- Outdoor Photography
- The Ambrotype
- Union Cases
- Tintypes
- In the Meantime
- References
History of Photography Part 2
- The Birth of the Paper Photograph
- Cartes de Visite and Cabinet Carrds
- Sun Picture Tax Stamps
- Three-Layer Collodion and Gelatin Prints
- References
Age Progression
- References
Photographic Misidentification
- References
The Dead Horse Investigation
- Putting Things Into Perspective
- Camouflaged Locomotive
- City Directories
- References

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