Table of Contents
Introduction
The Digital Detective
Beginning only with this torn old
photograph of a gang of railroad
workers posing for their photo
around the turn of the 20th
century, the chapter A Case Study
in Digital Detective Work gives an
interesting example of how to
reconstruct the history of a photo
based on otherwise unnoticed
details.
The Digital Detective
Before restoration
Where, Who.....?
A Case Study in Digital Detective Work
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The Database Detective
The Database Detective
After restoration
What clues does this writing give to the name and
address of the owner of the photo?
The Ulmer Family
What job did these men have with the railroad?
The DNA Detective
The DNA Detective
How can the shadow of this post tell you the
year the photo was taken?
Find out how the answers to these and other
questions give the history of this photograph in the
chapter A Case Study in Digital Detective Work -
Where, Who, When, and Why?
Where, Who, Where, Why?