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For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Eunice Wilder of Lancaster, MA -- How Many Angles to Get a Good Photo? -- Tombstone Tuesday

HERE LIES BURIED
Ye BODY OF MRs
EUNICE WILDER
Ye WIFE OF Mr
DAVID WILDER
WHO DECd
FEBRy Ye 17th
A D 17501
IN Ye 30th YEAR
OF HER AGE.

Eunice Jennison / Jenison Wilder was my 6th great-grandmother
Why so many photos of this cemetery stone? Blame it on the sun. We walked by the stone several times and couldn't read it until we looked at it side ways and upside down! The only way to take a picture was for my husband and I to stand side-by-side and cast a shadow. And, that is how I got my half decent photo!



Old Common Cemetery
Lancaster, Massachusetts


2 comments:

Midge Frazel said...

Time of day and angle of the sun matters. Some stones simply don't photograph well. A friend uses an umbrella to cast a shadow as you did with your bodies and then she uses a reflector to shine the light on the stone.

Barbara Poole said...

Midge, bonk on my head! I should always have an umbrella in the car...thanks for reminding me!