Heritage Journaling Ideas

Check the Date

There are several ways to deduce the date of a photo or at least narrow down the time frame. Without a handwritten date or a date stamped by the photo developer, check the back of picture frames or within photo albums where a picture was once stored.

Also study the elements in the photo that link it to a time period, such as cars, store signs, household items, clothing, and hairstyles. Additionally, the Web is a great source for birth and immigration information that may help you estimate a photo's date.

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    SOURCES Patterned paper, chipboard: Daisy D's Paper Co. Fonts: Anitque Type (title) off the Internet, Chestnut (journaling) by Two Peas in a Bucket. Rubber stamps: EK Success. Ink: Ranger Industries. Sticker, postcard: Me and My Big Ideas. Ribbon: Li'l Davis Designs. Paper flowers: Prima. Design: Tricia Rubens.
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