Thursday, October 7, 2010

"Memento Mori" Issue of Shades, the Magazine

The Memento Mori - 2010 issue of the Shades of the Departed Magazine is available for reading online at footnoteMaven's Shades of the Departed blog. 

Wow.  What a beautiful work of digital publication, filled with historic pictures lovingly displayed and captioned, in 110 pages. 



 
 
The Table Of Contents includes:
 
Columns:
 
*  The Year Was - The Year Was 1871, by Sheri Fenley
*  Appealing Subjects - Death Upon The Record, The Death of the Printed Obituary? by Craig Manson
*  The Future of Memories - At The Cabin: A Photo Album right in My Lap, by Denise Olson
*  Captured Moments - Record and Share: A Simply Charming Way to Capture Your Collection, by Jasia
*  Saving Face - Professional Development: Learning Necessary Skills, by Rebecca Fenning
*  Penelope Dreadful - A Dreadful Coincidence, by Denise Levenick
*  In2Genealogy - The Evidence Of Life: A Cautionary Tale, by Caroline Pointer

Features:

*  A Revolutionary Pursuit, by Maureen Taylor
*  Celebrating Dead Fred, by Joe Bott
*  In The Gloom & The Gleam - Photographs In The Cemetery, by footnoteMaven
*  Photography & Mourning, by footnoteMaven
*  Behind The Camera -  Post-Mortem Photography, by footnoteMaven
*  MoĆ­ses Rojo of Sinovas, Spain, by Heather Wilkinson Rojo


The photographs are beautiful - what a wonderful collection of photographs about death and mourning.  The articles are all excellent and on-point.  I am partial to Penelope Dreadful - I love how Denise takes a photograph and writes a story around it. 

By far the most useful article for researchers is Caroline Pointer's column about finding and using family records.  Printing a specific article is difficult - you can choose up to two pages at a time.

footnoteMaven has submitted the Shades of the Departed Magazine to the Digital Magazine Award judges for consideration.  I vote YES!!!!!!

3 comments:

Moultrie Creek said...

Coming from the guy who can't post a photo without telling its story, your comments are special praise. Thank you.

footnoteMaven said...

Randy:

Thank you so much for highlighting Shades. You comments mean so much to all of us.

A work of love from a very talented group of people. They continue to amaze me.

-fM

CMPointer said...

Thank you, Randy. Your comments are high praise indeed!

~Caroline Pointer