I realize that we all have photos that we will have difficulty identifying. But often we have others where we are able to identify people and places. This photograph of me from 1969 provides an example of one way to create a “citation” for a photograph–with more that just who is in the picture. These are the elements included in the illustration:

  • individuals in photograph;
  • date of photograph;
  • location of photograph;
  • how photograph was identified;
  • location of the original;
  • date digital image made

Now I just need to do this for all my photos!

Note: Now that I think about it, I need to include provenance–how I came to obtain the photograph. A good place to do this would be before or after the current location of the photograph.



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