Stories from a Photograph

How can a historic photograph inspire a story?

A photograph can show us one moment in time. But we don't always know what happened before or after the photograph was taken. You can use your imagination to make up a story based on an historic photograph.

Think about these questions:

  1. What clues in the photograph will help you imagine the story of what happened that day?
  2. What questions do you have about what was happening when this picture was taken?
  3. What's your story about what happened before and after this photograph was taken?

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Vermont Historical Society. "Stories from a Photograph." Vermont History Explorer. Accessed July 23, 2024.

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