The Historical Association of South Haven will offer a program on “What You Can Learn From Vintage Photographs” on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. Alice Clark, president of the South Bend Genealogical Society, will visit to present a lecture that will examine different types of vintage images and what can be learned simply by identifying and categorizing the various materials used. Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, Tintypes & Cabinet Cards will be included in this presentation. Attendees are invited to bring along their own antique photographs for help with dating as time allows.
The presentation will take place at the former Hartman School building, 355 Hubbard St. in South Haven. The building is handicapped accessible and the program is free and open to the public.
About Alice Clark
Alice Clark was born in Illinois. She is a self taught genealogist who began researching her family history in the early 1970’s using family files from both grandmothers. Over the years, experience and attending multiple workshops and seminars taught her the importance of careful examination of family stories and documentation of all facts. After taking ownership of a suitcase of family keepsakes and photographs, Alice began studying early photographs. Being able to date photos helps to identify the people who may be in the photographs.
Alice currently lives in South Bend, Indiana where she is president of the South Bend Area Genealogical Society.
This talk will use the style and format of photographs to help you easily identify the time period of your photographs. Examples and references will be provided.