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From: "John F. Connors, Sr." <>
Subject: Re: Photographing old tombstones
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 09:52:30 -0400
The James Family wrote:
> Any suggestions on phtographing old tombstones? The cemetaries up here are
> finally out from under thier blanket of snow and I'd like to get my pictures
> before the black flies come out. I figure taking a picture of the stone is a
> much better and safer way to get a record of them.
> D James
There was quite a bit of discussion on this subject a short while ago.
My favorite method is to use shaving cream on the letters, wipe across
with a straight such as a ruler, then photograph. The cream washes off
and the letters show up great in the photograph. I used this method in
MAchias, and all was easily readable.
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