I was getting bored with computer charts and I wanted to create something fun to share, sort of an electronic scrapbook that doesn’t damage any original records or photos. I went searching for early Iowa images online and put these together using Pages on a Mac.
A Few Tips
- Search for early maps for your place – there are a lot of great old maps online (if Google isn’t working try Cyndislist.com)
- Brainstorm keywords that apply eg. in this case: frontier iowa, covered wagon, log cabin, prairie
- Crop the images with a graphics program such as my new favorite: Pixelmator
- If something isn’t in a good format for your program, take a screenshot (command-shift-3) and then you can crop the screenshot