Beware of Photos Bearing False Captions

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Beware of Photos Bearing False Captions

The blog for the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress has a great post up about photographic literacy, or interpreting the clues that exist in photographs, called Beware of Photos Bearing False Captions. Well worth a look.


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Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”


  1. Michelle Goodrum 9 November 2011 at 10:54 PM

    It was well worth the look. Thanks for sending me over there.

  2. Yvette Porter Moore 9 November 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Thanks for sharing this post.

  3. Kathryn 10 November 2011 at 3:17 AM

    Very informative, thank you.

  4. Heather Rojo 10 November 2011 at 5:48 AM

    Oooh! That was a great link! I know I don’t trust captions in family photo albums either. We had several cases where the babies were labeled with the wrong names, and dates under wedding photos were mixed up.

  5. Sassy Jane Genealogy 10 November 2011 at 8:18 PM

    Thanks, everybody. LC does a great job on this blog.

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