Friday, June 22, 2007

Finding the Last Men (and Women)

As I'm writing this book, I'm still hoping for a few more images. It's not that we don't have "enough." David and I would like to find a photo of each of the last living Revolutionary War vets and last living Revolutionary War widow from each state. We know these images are out there. Every state had one.

Can you help us by asking your local historical society if they have any daguerreotypes of very elderly men and women? We'll do the research to verify the connection and give you credit for the find.

Right now, I'm looking for an image of Caleb Harrington of Lexington, Massachusetts. He attended the 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. His image isn't in the collections of the Lexington Historical Society or the Concord Public Library.

Thank you to all the people that have already provided tips!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Exciting News!!

David and I met with our wonderful editor and finally set a deadline for finishing the book. We had no idea it would take us more than five years to get this far. Of course, we both have full-time jobs so our time to work uninterrupted is rather limited. It will take us several months to finish writing the text, but as soon as I know a definite publication date, I'll post it here.

For all the curious folks that have written to us inquiring if we've found their ancestor...Please be patient. We're not going to post all the images we've found online because we want you to buy the book :). Actually, we can't put them online. We've signed permission forms restricting the use to publication in book form. Sorry about that!