Our Civil War Photo Sleuth project got a burst of publicity in recent weeks, leading to hundreds of new site registrations and contributions. Here is a round-up of some highlights:
- Slate Magazine: Who’s Behind That Beard?
- Smithsonian Magazine: Facial Recognition Software Is Helping Identify Unknown Figures in Civil War Photographs
- Family Tree Magazine: Applying Facial Recognition to Civil War Photos
- Fast Company: Online sleuths are using face recognition to identify Civil War soldiers in old photographs
- Vintage News: Unknown Civil War Faces are Being Identified Through Facial Recognition App
- Daily Mail: The facial recognition software that could identify thousands of soldiers in American Civil War photographs
- Virginia Tech News: Computer science professor creates facial recognition software to identify Civil War portraits (shown above)
- Civil War Times Magazine: New Photo Research Tool (shown below)
Thanks to these media outlets for the great publicity!