Follow Friday: Dating Photographs and Visual Literacy

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Follow Friday: Dating Photographs and Visual Literacy

The Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress has a great page up on visual literacy, a term that embraces image history, photographic processes, content, and meaning. If you have ever used a magnifying glass on a photograph to try to read a calendar on a wall or a license plate, then you’re employing visual literacy.

LC’s site is a great resource, combining links on Identifying and Interpreting Images, Resources for Learning More About Researching Images, and Researching Specific Prints and Photographs in LC’s Collections. Visit their site at:

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/resource/researchertool.html

By |16 Dec 2011|family photos & records|Comments Off on Follow Friday: Dating Photographs and Visual Literacy

About the Author:

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.”