The Project Lizzie is always seeking help. Would you like to help us tell Lizzie’s story?

Here are some areas where we need help:

1) Handwriting Recognition. Are you good at reading handwriting? Are you someone who can turn chicken scratch into meaning? Some of our postcards contain illegible words that will put your talent to the test. If you’d like to take the challenge, go to the Postcard Gallery and filter the card by clicking on “Handwriting Help.” The images that come up reflect the postcards that we need help with.

2) Now and Then Photographs: Many of Lizzie’s postcards contain images of 20th-century landmarks. Some of those places have remained the same while others have changed significantly. If you live near one of these locations, perhaps you’d like to take a photo from the same vantage point so that we can show it side-by-side with its corresponding postcard?

3) Special Assignments: Do you have any specialized knowledge that you’d like to share? Perhaps you’re a local historian, have a passion for old ships, or are World War I history buff? We’re always adding items to our Special Assignments Page asking for help. Have a look-see. Maybe you’ll find something that’s right up your alley?

4) Independent Study: Want to help but don’t see an assignment that works for you? Propose your own. We’d love to hear from you.

If any of these areas interest you, fill out the form below and we’ll contact you. Make sure to tell us about your specialty and what you’d like to contribute.



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