Friday, January 31, 2014

Photo Tip: Photo Backgrounds

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Background Samples

Genealogy tip for the day: Picture backgrounds and settings

If the picture you have was taken in a studio it is apt to have a drop sheet with a painted scene in it. Otherwise, photos taken by friends or family may have clues in it by what else is in the photograph, a car, a house, maybe even a street sign. Be observant of what you see.

When personal items are found in your pictures, compare them with other photos you have and see if you can identify ‘this picture by that picture’… so to speak. In fact, comparing pictures will help you to identify even more of them. Once you have identified one, or have one that is identified. Often comparing them will help you decide who are in other pictures.

So far we can determine or identify people by:
-Determining the type of photo and therefore the time period.
-Find out who the photographer was and the time they were in business and where.
-Look for clues in the setting or background of the picture.

Next time we will talk about fashions and hairdos.

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Guy Fawkes





1606

Guy Fawkes is hanged, drawn and quartered for his part in the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up Parliament.
1620

Virginia colony leaders write to the Virginia Company in England, asking for more orphaned apprentices for employment.
1788

The Young Pretender, Charles Edward Stuart dies.
1835

A man with two pistols misfires at President Andrew Jackson at the White House.
1865

House of Representatives approves a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery.
1911

The German Reichstag exempts royal families from tax obligations.
1915

Germans use poison gas on the Russians at Bolimov.
1915

German U-boats sink two British steamers in the English Channel.
1916

President Woodrow Wilson refuses the compromise on Lusitania reparations.
1917

Germany resumes unlimited sub warfare, warning that all neutral ships that are in the war zone will be attacked.
1935

The Soviet premier tells Japan to get out of Manchuria.
1943

The Battle of Stalingrad ends as small groups of German soldiers of the Sixth Army surrender to the victorious Red Army forces.
1944

U.S. troops under Vice Adm. Spruance land on Kwajalien atoll in the Marshall Islands.
1950

Paris protests the Soviet recognition of Ho Chi Minh's Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
1966

U.S. planes resume bombing of North Vietnam after a 37-day pause.
1968

In Vietnam, the Tet Offensive begins as Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers attack strategic and civilian locations throughout South Vietnam.
1976

Ernesto Miranda, famous from the Supreme Court ruling on Miranda vs. Arizona is stabbed to death.
1981

Lech Walesa announces an accord in Poland, giving Saturdays off to laborers.
Born on January 31
1734

Robert Morris, signatory of the Declaration of Independence.
1797

Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (C Major Symphony, The Unfinished Symphony).
1919

Jackie Robinson, first African-American baseball player in the modern major leagues.
1925

Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader.
   
Benjamin Hooks



bumfuzzle

PRONUNCIATION:
(bum-FUZ-uhl)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To confuse.

ETYMOLOGY:
From bum-, probably from bamboozle (to deceive) + fuzzle (to confuse). Earliest documented use: 1900.

USAGE:
"Latt insists the company is not trying to bumfuzzle anybody into believing Asylum's releases are big-studio product."
James Hebert; Knockoff Movies Touted as 'Tie-ins'; Union-Tribune (San Diego, California); August 17, 2007.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I don't trust a man who uses the word evil eighteen times in ten minutes. If you're half evil, nothing soothes you more than to think the person you are opposed to is totally evil. -Norman Mailer, author (1923-2007)
 

Today’s Recipe
Soups for Cold Winter Days



I thought for today I would list what recipes I have posted for the month. If I can remember (!), I will do this at the end of every month. They aren't hyper linked but here is a list in date order...

January Winter Soups
2-Jan
Chicken Noodle Soup
3-Jan
Butternut Squash and Carrot soup
6-Jan
Ham and Yam soup
7-Jan
Barley Beef Soup
9-Jan
Kitchen Sink soup
11-Jan
Classic tomato soup
13-Jan
Tortellini Florentine soup
14-Jan
Healthy Cabbage Soup
16-Jan
Cabbage Jambalaya
17-Jan
Game Day Pork and Black Bean Chili
20-Jan
Winter Vegetable Soup
21-Jan
Nate's Minestrone
22-Jan
Soup Stock
23-Jan
Bread Bowls
25-Jan
Midwinter Vegetable Soup
27-Jan
Chicken-Andouille Gumbo
28-Jan
Mushroom Bisque with Hat
29-Jan
Butternut Squash Bisque
30-Jan
New England Clam Chowder
31-Jan
Index


AND --- here is an alphabetical list for you: (Maybe this will be easier.)

Barley Beef Soup
7-Jan
Bread Bowls
23-Jan
Butternut Squash and Carrot soup
3-Jan
Butternut Squash Bisque
29-Jan
Cabbage Jambalaya
16-Jan
Chicken Noodle Soup
2-Jan
Chicken-Andouille Gumbo
27-Jan
Classic tomato soup
11-Jan
Game Day Pork and Black Bean Chili
17-Jan
Ham and Yam soup
6-Jan
Healthy Cabbage Soup
14-Jan
Kitchen Sink soup
9-Jan
Midwinter Vegetable Soup
25-Jan
Mushroom Bisque with Hat
28-Jan
Nate's Minestrone
21-Jan
New England Clam Chowder
30-Jan
Soup Stock
22-Jan
Tortellini Florentine soup
13-Jan
Winter Vegetable Soup
20-Jan



ENJOY!


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