Thursday, August 14, 2008

The 4th Edition of the "Smile for the Camera" Carnival is Posted!

Get thee over to footnoteMaven's site Shades of the Departed where she has just published the 4th Edition of Smile for the Camera. With the topic of My Favorite Photograph, fM had 40 entries which is a record.

My entry entitled My Favorite Photograph tells the story of Anna McPhillips Austin and how she was killed by a runaway automobile in The Bronx at the age of 36.

I think that not only the Genea-Blogger Games are responsible for the level of participation but the Genea-Blogger Group on Facebook allows fM and all of us to better publicize events and carnivals.

Also, don't forget the upcoming 5th Edition with the topic of "Crowning Glory.":

Show us those wonderful photographs of hairdos and maybe even a few don'ts. Don't limit yourself to just hair fashion through the ages, got a great photograph of a hat, helmet, bonnet, or some other interesting headgear? Share!

Choose a photograph of an ancestor, relative, yourself, or an orphan photograph that is the epitome of Crowning Glory and bring it to the carnival. Admission is free with every photograph!

Your submission may include as many or as few words as you feel are necessary to describe your treasured photograph. Those words may be in the form of an expressive comment, a quote, a journal entry, a poem (your own or a favorite), a scrapbook page, or a heartfelt article. The choice is yours!

For those of you who know about my checked coiffure past, including the Billy Idol look and my multicolor mohawk, don't get your hopes up for seeing too many photos of said hair don'ts.

The submission deadline is 12:00 am (midnight) PDT, September 10, 2008. You may e-mail footnoteMaven with the title and permalink URL of the post you are submitting, and the name of your blog (put "Smile For The Camera" clearly in the title of your email) or submit it here. You may also view the event on Facebook at


Elizabeth said...

Awwwww... but we LOVE your hair "don'ts"!! Enquiring minds want more!

Little Bytes of Life

footnoteMaven said...


The 5th Edition's for you baby! I really expected a montage of your hair cradle to Facebook.

I couldn't agree more that Facebook had a huge impact on the Carnival. I have already had submissions for the next one. Facebook rules!

Thank you for all your hard work and promotion. It is greatly appreciated.