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Family Tree Magazine’s Photo Detective, Maureen A. Taylor, is
turning her books The
Last Muster: Images of the Revolution and the forthcoming The Last Muster:
Faces of the Revolution into a film that
breathes life into the long-ago Revolutionary War era.
Maureen has discovered and authenticated more than 200 photos of Americans who witnessed
the Revolutionary War and survived into the age of photography. “Ten years ago, I
was presented with an old photograph and asked to analyze it,” she says. “Suddenly,
I realized that I was looking into the face of someone who was a young adult during
the Revolutionary War.”
Voices: A Last Muster Film,” you’ll follow Maureen as she searches for genealogical
records of those folks, locates places where they lived and interviews their descendants.
See some of those photos and hear about one man in particular, Eleazer Blake, in this
Maureen and documentary producers Verissima Productions are raising funds for the
project through Kickstarter.com. You
can learn more about the “Revolutionary Voices” film and pledge to support it here.