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Albert Arnold Sprague, IV (#46806159)
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Bio Photo Taking photographs for FindAGrave.com is an interest I take seriously. I want to take the best photos possible so that the person making the request can read the inscription and, most important, will be proud to make the photo part of the family's genealogical record. I often make more than one trip to the cemetery for a single photograph because I won't know until I find the marker that the sun is in the right place. I'd rather make an extra trip than post a photo with a shadow across the inscription.

I keep a small broom, clippers, and paper towels in the trunk of my car so I can clean the marker or clip foliage as needed. When the gravesite appears to have no marker, I go to the cemetery office to learn whether the marker is actually there, but has sunk below the surface of the ground and needs to be reset. When there actually is no marker, I stick a small construction flag in the ground and take a photo, taking care to include nearby graves in the photo for reference, and letting the requester know.

Before posting a photograph, I use PhotoShop Elements to align the photo, crop it, and adjust the lighting/contrast. On the rare occasion when weather or other conditions make getting a good photograph impossible, I take the best photograph I can and offer to try again later.

I was a photographer for Honolulu Academy of Arts and Bishop Museum for five years, and I have been the webmaster of The Sprague Project, a genealogical website containing more than 370,000 names, for sixteen years. In FindAGrave.com, my interests in genealogy and photography have found a home.

U.S. Army, 1LT, 1966-1969
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 • 55 Memorials Added
 • 57 Memorials Managed
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Clifton Baccus
Milstead
Thanks for the information

Clifton Baccus
Added by Clifton Baccus on Sep 02, 2014 3:50 PM
Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
21334950
Would you please take the double photo that you placed on # 21334950 and place it on his wife's memorial. I made a photo request. Thank you
Added by Barbara Anne (Brownell) P... on Aug 20, 2014 10:41 PM
Mary S.
Osgood family in Pine Grove, Whitinsville
You wrote me in January concerning Deborah Lang Osgood, and I wanted to let you know that, on my recent visit to Pine Grove Cemetery, I discovered that the metal plaque from the main marker is now present (it was missing when I originally photographed the site).

I've added photos to the appropriate memorials, including Deborah's:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=120350603

The very interesting thing is that she's listed as Dora. To comply with Find A Grave guidelines, I've changed the name on her memorial, and added a note to the Bio section.

The other thing is that the metal plaque is NOT attached to the stone. I find this very upsetting, as it would be WAY too easy for someone to walk off with it. As a family member, I thought you'd want to know.

All the best
Mary
Added by Mary S. on Aug 12, 2014 10:37 PM
Jen
So we meet again
Albert,

I had contacted you years ago via the Sprague project about Desdemona Sprague, my gg grandmother who married William Osborn. Now, I was researching my Shurtleff line and find you related to Elizabeth Sprague Shurtleff!

Just wanted to say Hi and hope you are well! Appreciate all you have done and continue to do.

Jen Morris
Added by Jen on May 23, 2014 4:26 PM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Findagrave photos
Thank you for all your photos, a great contribution. I hope someday to have added as many.
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Apr 23, 2013 9:09 AM
Keni Kealiher
RE: Photo Usage
Yes! I will definately give you credit. Thanks so much for the photos! Keni Kealiher
Added by Keni Kealiher on Mar 23, 2013 12:38 PM
Keni Kealiher
Photo Usage
Hello Albert, may I use your headstone photos of my Kealiher relatives in my genealogy and post on my Ancestry.com site. Thank you Keni Kealiher
Added by Keni Kealiher on Mar 21, 2013 5:52 PM
Anonymous
Esther Graves Field
thank you for the info; I've updated her memorial

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82761754

would be glad to transfer mgmt of this memorial and any/all family members, you can send request via "Edit"

thanks for your contributions to Find A Grave.
Added by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2013 7:24 PM
Donna McPherson
Howell
No problem do not hesitate at anytime to contact me about any I have added.
Donna
Added by Donna McPherson on Jan 11, 2013 12:57 AM
Marsha
RE: Craven / Linn Grove Cemetery / Greeley
Thank you so much for this info. I will check it out & let you know if there are additional photos I would like to have.

Again, thanks.
Marsha
Added by Marsha on Jul 31, 2012 6:38 AM
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