Welcome to 2018! I have several projects in progress as the New Year greets us. Early in the year I will introduce an enhanced book on writing your Family History. I'm very excited about it as it covers so many challenges that prevent many people from writing or even starting their family history story.
I released in April 2017 "Lessons From The Gibson Girl - Her Quest for Equality, Justice, and Love", that illustrates many of the today's and past issues in context of one hundred years ago. This is a fun, yet serious book that looks at late 19th century and early 20th century values through the illustrations and cartoons of Charles Dana Gibson. Most notable for his 'Gibson Girl', his wider body of work was a serious critique of society.
In November 2016, I released the fifth book in the KwikGuide series on vintage photographs: "20th Century Photographs KwikGuide". This book helps the genealogist and family historian date their early 20th century photos. Covering 1900 to 1950, nearly every family has some photos from this era.
Besides the KwikGuide series, I have authored a series of easy-to-follow books on archive photography, gravestone photography, and care of slides and negatives. Over the recent few years, I have also written several books on various eras history, ones that help the family history writer understand how they can write their history in context of the times their ancestor's lived.
I have been a photographer and graphics designer for more years than I will admit. I began collecting, researching, documenting, and writing about 19th century history and photography for more than 20 years ago.
I am the owner of the PhotoTree.com web site, a source of historical information about vintage photos; how to identify and date them. I participate in the genealogy community giving presentations and classes about old photographs, and as an exhibitor at major genealogy conferences. In addition, www.garywclark.com showcases all the books available from Amazon.com with detailed content and examples.