Primary sources are critical to do effective and accurate research. Part of the job a historian is to track down and ascertain any and all historical sources. “Anything the historian can find–must be brought to play in building up our picture of a particular landscape,” notes historian Peter Brown.
One primary resource sometimes overlooked is photographs. With the advent of photography during the nineteenth century it can be easy to take these for granted. In many ways, the story of photographs has a significant role in early Adventism. Early Adventists, with a tendency toward upward social mobility, took advantage of the opportunity to have their picture taken. Very early on James and Ellen G. White, for example, had their earliest pictures taken in the 1850s. [Read more…] about The L. T. Nicola Photograph Album