I consider myself the luckiest of magazine writers -- my assignments take me not only across the country, but across time as well! For the latest issue of Shades of the Departed digital magazine, I visited the Midwest and enjoyed a glimpse of the life in the previous century when home health care meant a live-in nurse who played softball with the family children.
I wonder how this family fared when Wall Street Exploded September 16, 1920? Shades shares a collection of photographs from the stunning bomb explosion on Wall Street that day nearly 100 years ago. Reader and blogger Susan Bjorklund allowed footnoteMaven to reprint family photos that showcase the event in graphic detail. The tragic story, alas, is all too familiar today.
This edition of Shades of the Departed digital magazine, "Occupations," takes a look at a question even our ancestors were asked, "And, just what is it that you do?" From barbers, to firemen, to nurses, the Shades writers have diligently researched and carefully crafted faithful accounts of the life and times of past workers. And when readers have filled their minds with new information, there's even more in the way of informative articles offering instruction in scrapbooking, photographic restoration, and research technology.
Dear Reader, this is an issue you will NOT want to miss.
Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, on Dressed to the Nines
Craig Manson, on Occupation Barber
Vicki Everhart and Cheri Hopkins, on Heritage Scrapbooking
yours truly Miss Penelope Dreadful presents, A Dreadful Tale Year After Year
Janine Smith, on Torn From History
Denise Barrett Olson, on Research on the Road
Caroline Pointer, on Researching Old Occupations
footnoteMaven, on Wall Street Explodes
plus A Gallery of Occupational Photographs, C.L. Hunt Jeweler and Photographer, and more
Shades of the Departed, Occupations, is available on digital newsstands today..