19th Century Homestead Photos

Maureen Taylor is internationally known as the Photo Detective.  She analyses old photos using various clues from within to try to determine who is in the photos and when they were taken.  In a recent column for Family Tree Magazine Taylor looks at 19th Century Homestead photos. Historic house lovers will enjoy reading this article and learning how Taylor gently pries the secrets from these old photos.

sepia-toned historic house
Photo Credit: Photo by  Don O’Brien (dok1)

How many of you have homestead photos, either of the historic houses you live in now or that have been passed down through the family?

I don’t have any myself but one of my distant cousins has one that is displayed on the family website.   It’s an absolutely gorgeous photo with a beautiful Victorian home located in Avoca, Steuben County, New York.

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