The Maine Genealogical Society

with the support of
The Maine Historical Society


Maureen A. Taylor

"The Photo Detective"


Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Augusta Elks Club
397 Civic Center Drive
Augusta, Maine

Maureen Taylor is an internationally recognized expert on photograph identification and genealogy, bringing together her knowledge and skills in history and research into family stories while giving insight into the invention and development of photography itself. Maureen has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The View, The Today Show, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, MSNBC and The New York Times.

Day At A Glance



Personal Consultations with Maureen Taylor* 

Identifying and Dating Early Family Photographs 

An interactive lecture on discovering who's who in your family photos.
Ten easy steps for naming those unidentified pictures tucked away in shoe boxes. 

Preserving Family Photographs - 1839 to Present 

From daguerreotypes to digital imaging dilemmas,
everything you need to know about caring for photos.

Luncheon Buffet 

1:15 - 2:15
Hair-steria : Celebrities and their Historic Look-Alikes

A fun look at hairstyles in family pictures. We'll weave dating clues and interpretation into the comparison of new and old hairstyles.

The Last Muster: Photographs & Stories from the American Revolution 

Many individuals who participated in the American Revolution lived beyond the advent of
photography in 1839. Learn about the detective work involved in uncovering these "misplaced" pictures. Hear the stories of the men and women who were members of the first photographed generation.



* You can schedule your own 15 minute consultation with The PhotoDetective through her eventbrite page:
Note:  There is an additional fee for this service.