History Speaks: History of Forensic Imaging & Photography

The Marathon County Historical Society will present “History of Forensic Imaging and Photography,” another topic in its History Speaks series, at 2 pm Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau. Bob Sanders will present this overview of camera history.


Bob will trace the development of forensic photography, beginning with the camera obscura used by artists through film and digital imaging. He will cover some myths related to altered photos, including examples of the criminal use of ghost photographs and legitimate alterations for gag pictures or adding a missing person to family portraits. He also will demonstrate infrared photography of gunshot residue, and will answer audience questions.


Bob Sanders retired as the Forensic Imaging Unit Leader in the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory in Wausau. He has 36 years of experience as a forensic photographer and imaging specialist.


There is no admission fee; however, donations are appreciated. Registration is not required.


The Historical Society is grateful to Janke Book Store and to Compass Properties for their sponsorship of the History

Speaks series.