He is believed to have lived in Sydney, born Sydney 1899 and died Marickville 1961. Working class men usually wore trousers and a button down shirt. Check city directories for the area found in libraries or ask the members of local historical or genealogical society to determine the time period the photographer was in business. Power lines had no more than four wires on each crossarm, spaced more than 30 cm apart and seldom more than eight wires on a pole. Just a few examples are shown below to whet your appetite! One the back of the frame is a piece of copper. Detailed analysis is covered on dedicated pages for each type.
The Wizard will date your photograph to within a 9 year time span or less, if not, we will custom date your photograph personally at no additional cost. There are thousands of ladies meeting their partners daily at a dating site called Loveawake. It looks locally made and so I'd suggest that this was taken in an Australian studio rather than a Continental European one. The pole route in this section of George Street was replaced by a smaller one carrying only telegraph wires. By identifying the type of photographic technique used to create your old family photos, it is possible to narrow down the time period when the photograph was taken.Next
With both processes, each picture was unique and multiple copies could only be made with difficulty, if at all. Mother and baby, Oscar Gustav Rejlander, Science Museum Group collection The Siamese Twins, Eng and Chang Bunker, c. This will make your genealogy research so much more meaningful to you and your family. I've had a really close look and I think she has had a cleft repair. Dating an old photograph is like a detective game. To narrow down who this handsome fellow may be you will have to try to track down other photos of close family members and then compare facial features, hairline etc. In the case of George Street the writer has made some investigations which suggest that a dating guide can be produced, accurate to within two or three years, from the period from 1870 to 1900.Next
It was cut straight across at the bottom. Australia is a place where all people have dignity and are valued and respected. They could be almost any style and material but in general were cut straight across at the bottom. Women from Australia waiting for you! The property was near Warwick, Qld. Generally, however, the climate is warm and temperate, particularly in the major coastal cities. Use costume history to date photos.Next
They first settled in South Brisbane then out near Warwick, Qld and later Brisbane again. Peter is Danish and I believe it said fair complexion. Thanks for the extra information DenimAngel! This is a subject which has attracted much interest and an enthusiast can often point out several features in a photograph which help to determine the date. Smaller routes branched off this backbone. Look carefully at the seats, tables and props in the photos and see if you can match them. Generally, the thinner the mount, the earlier the photograph.Next
You may find you only have one or two possibilities left! The last one we believe is the son's wedding day and it is actually like a tin lid, the photo is an oval made of tin? There are several dating sites where you might need to pay a fee to access their database. This is straightforward detective work for most images, but very early photographs can be misleading. The process for these pictures was done by using a plate, made of copper and using silver iodide to expose the picture, along with exposure to light. Often the family may appear posed in front of the family house or automobile. More recent transmission lines have used distinctive steel towers. Dating photographs is one of the things the family history researcher is able to use, but often have a problem when it involves the age of the photograph.Next
Be the first to know of genealogy events and freebies. Is there a flickr group specifically for people to have a guess lol? You are very lucky to have these photos! One of the reasons for this is due to the different types of paper or even tin that was used for the photograph. Going from memory here - scanned them in a couple of years ago when making my Mum a scrapbooking album. A separate telegraph network was built by the Railways Department for signalling and operational needs and the two services often shared a common route. Electrical distribution to provide street or home lighting can be differentiated from telephone construction by its more robust appearance with heavier and more widely spaced wires. Pole routes using the construction shown in figure 1 were used for new work from 1858 almost to the present day 1984 but after about 1880 this style was only used if the expected growth was very small. If you're lucky, the photographer's imprint will also list the location of his studio.Next
Family life is centered upon mutual respect and a desire for true partnership. With many of the upmarket photo studios, the studio name was engraved on the cardboard, but unfortunately it looks to have been cut off. The format was patented by the French photographer Andre Adolphe Eugene Disdéri 1819—1889 in 1854. It's funny you mentioned the watch chain as we were looking at a more recent photo of a couple of Peter's sons and grandsons and noticed the elder son, the one who ended up living in the family house is wearing one although not sure it looks exactly the same. Yes I'm looking at what they are wearing. The switching on of streetlights was always a major civic event and the date is often recorded in local histories.Next
Hair oils, Macassars, or pomatums were used by almost all men during the mid 19th century and gives the appearance of a wet look to the hair. Pole routes with a single wire carried by an insulator at the top of the pole, and possibly a few more in a staggered formation on the sides, as shown in figure 1, are usually telegraph routes, but the same construction was sometimes used for telephone routes if only a few wires were needed. Her Scottish parents owned 10, 000 acres of land running a sawmill, cattle, distillery and vineyard. Murdoch, Science Museum Group collection People began to collect portraits of their family, friends and celebrities and mounting them in photograph albums. Talk to your family members to see if they recognize any of the faces or features of the photograph.
What I will do is add a couple of photos that we know are Peter and Elizabeth's sons even if we are not yet sure which one is which. These were published later that year and the popularity of carte portraits soared. Never studied this area but my baby photo taken in 1970 I think was hand coloured. The backbone of the public telegraph network was a route in George Street from the telegraph office to Redfern Station and a shared route along the railway line to Parramatta. These lines used much higher poles, very widely spaced wires and usually three or four wires. Ruby Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1999 or this online list of maintained by David A. This is how men achieved the various wings, swirls and rolls often seen in their hair in images of this period.Next