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Historians and genealogists alike have long understood the value of historic photographs in their research. Yet few publications or websites compile information on the late nineteenth-century photograpers who created these photographs.

The blog Photographicus Baltimorensis, author unidentified, describes itself as,

a product of my preoccupation with Baltimore’s many early professional photographers and the thousands of portraits they took of Baltimoreans between the 1860s and the early 1920s, when Kodak’s advances made amateur photography a viable mass diversion.

Each post analyzes a different photograph, with detail given both to the photographer and the subject.

Take, for example, the post "Portrait of Cadet Lee DuVall, 1892," posted on 29 January 2012. This post begins with a photograph labeled "Lee Duvall, April 22, 1892, Laurel" and continues by attempting to identify the Lee Duvall depicted, using common genealogical techniques and records.

Overall, Photographicus Baltimorensis is highly recommended for anyone interested in historic photography, or researching in Maryland. You never know--you may even discover a photograph of one of your Baltimore ancestors!

Visit Photographicus Baltimorensis at http://19thcenturybaltimore.wordpress.com/.

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