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Albert Arnold Sprague, IV (#46806159)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 1 day
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Bio Photo Taking photographs for 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, my interests in genealogy and photography have found a home.
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 • 55 Memorials Added
 • 57 Memorials Managed
 • 1,802 Photos
 • 1 Photo Request
 • 908 Volunteer Photos Taken
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So we meet again

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 site. Thank you Keni Kealiher
Added by Keni Kealiher on Mar 21, 2013 5:52 PM
Esther Graves Field
thank you for the info; I've updated her memorial

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
No problem do not hesitate at anytime to contact me about any I have added.
Added by Donna McPherson on Jan 11, 2013 12:57 AM
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.
Added by Marsha on Jul 31, 2012 6:38 AM
Larry Fetzer
Margaret & Clyde Rogers
Arnold, Thanks again for great photos. I appreciate your fine work.
Added by Larry Fetzer on Jul 28, 2012 9:38 PM
Ed Seela
Edna Mason
I have changed the memorial to burial unknown. I assumed she was buried in the same cemetery as her husband. I will check with her descendants. Thanks
Added by Ed Seela on Jul 27, 2012 4:45 PM
RE: Elenore Ruth Kamla Wassemiller
Thank you. I made the request for Ed and appreciate you fulfilling it and adding the image to his memorial,too. Sorry you needed to go to the cemetery twice!
Added by EmilyEm on Jul 18, 2012 12:23 PM
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