Which best describes the way photographs are considered by historians? A. primary source documents that are useful in the study of history B. reliable sources for the study of history only if from a named source C.secondary source documents that are useful in the study of history D. unreliable sources for the study of history because they are too subjective E. useful sources for the study of personal histories, but not for general history
A is the correct answer. Photographs are considered to be primary sources that are useful in the study of history because they represent, almost entirely accurately (for example, in cases where they have been doctored or altered), how a situation, event or time period was. They are primary sources because they provide first hand information about a historical event.