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Tips for Identifying people in photographs


Are you having difficulty identifying people in photographs?  Here are some tips th

In the 19th century, it was a normal practice to list negatives of photographs in ledger books that also described the subject and date the photograph was taken.

Photographers account books, diaries and journals may provide clues. Each exposure was assigned a negative number and portrait sittings always required more views. To find photographers records…try to contact his/her remaining family members. They may have a journal or ledger.


ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS: Settlement: Lost & Forgotten Stories  is a collection of lost and forgotten stories of the first surveyors, traders, and early settlements of what would become the future state of Alabama.

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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. Big Jim was one of a kind.

  2. Jackie Jackson Broughton

  3. That has to be big Jim’s sister right behind him!!!

  4. Bob Lichenstein….I bet you at least one of these peeps

  5. I was taken to one of his campaign stops in front of the Lee County courthouse in Opelika, Al. I was pretty young, but remember that he had a band on a flatbed trailer, and they sang “Y’all Come” over and over.

  6. I think Big Jim is pretty obvious

  7. Yall come see o’l big jim when y’all can.

  8. Well the big guy looks a lot like Big Jim Folsom.

    1. It is. Big Jim Folsom.

  9. Look how nice everyone use to dress…imagine this pic today! kinda sad…..but love the old pics!

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