Back then, it was probably so easy to think you would always be around to tell someone anything they wanted to know about your photos. The rise of clothing patterns and thewider circulation of ladies' magazines allowed many to keep up-to-date withfashionable attire. Maureen obviously knows a lot about everything — history, culture, fashion, even animals! Hi Curtis, someone turned me onto Blurb. If the photo is printed, you will see that it is made up of a lot of little dots, the same as a photo printed in a newspaper. These photographs were frequently displayed in cabinets or bookcases, hence the name. Your genealogy book is intriguing to me.Next
So wrapping this up, Patty D, I am so glad to hear you have such a good start on your photo collection. The vast majority of antique photographs taken in the 19th century were one of the following types. Souave jacket, curl ontop of boys' head. One of these places is the markings photo processors left us when developing our film. It won't hurt anything for this info to be there.Next
From 1872 on, corners were rounded. Although the photos were in albums but not the original albums some of the photos are not necessarily in order. Thanks for commenting in here Patty. I have also found a couple of other things that may be helpful in dating some of the photos. Photo was often displayed in an ornate, hinged box.Next
And this was a great question you asked by the way. But putting those negative stories and police records aside, consider how much knowledge they may recall that you and your immediate family can't. The basics of it are that you start off the filename of a photo with the date it was taken. Such as a sister looking at an old birthday party photo and immediately saying: Oh look, I remember when she got that pony! Preacher Lewis Baer Gerard Hemmelder Rhonda Randall Margaret Bailey Harry Høberg Heidi Benziger Rautio Barr's Post Card News Allen L. Riepma Eppe Bosch Nathan Huegel Jeremy Rowe Helen M. We may be able to confirm if the sitter is who you think it is.Next
The background or any object visible can be researched. But, maybe the way in which I wrote it out will shake loose something in your head that could possibly help you out more. Hopefully, that will allow us to match things up better. Consulting experts such as , whose website includes a blog and provides teleseminars, are also a good resource. Dating old photos is helpful when you have inherited some old family photographs. I find this method to be easier for me because I am quick and comfortable with computers. Postal Service is still in business, you could even send them a real paper letter! So here are a few ideas that should help you find dates for these photographs.Next
The tintype was taken in front of a painted background — hardly unusual for tintypes, but more likely found in St. I knew from my earlier research that all three of my great-grandfather's brothers eventually wound up farming in Kansas, after stops in Washington, D. It's possible for some of us who are taking it upon ourselves to archive our family's photos to just glance through many of our photos and remember what work we still have to do on them — such as finding out the date when particular photos were taken. So don't rule this method for prints out completely. Sadly, the age difference doesn't help me much. Fashionable clues I now turn to fashion to see if what these men are wearing can help me narrow the date range of the photo.Next
The clothing can also be an indicator in the age of a picture, women whether they lived in the country or the city for most photographs would be wearing the latest fashions. I can't say for sure this is the exact month and year we took our trip. I hope some of this will be of help to you. Halvor Moorshead, publisher of Family Chronicle magazine and editor of several books about dating old photos, has one of a series of articles about dating photos at. This is the time to turn to common sense. Boyden Bryan Jackson Jay Sandeen Andreas Brown Tom Kelly Steven Schainost Peggy Brown Buzz Kinninmont David Shedlock Jill Bullock Joey Know Rosie Shores Robert Carowitz Blaze A.
The problem is she can't always narrow down the date enough to come up with a year. There might be processing date stamps, printed copyright dates, or other visual clues to help you narrow down a date. So know this is a great option if you are the same way. Therefore the photo is more than likely Michael and Peter, perhaps taken before Peter left for Kansas to live with relatives, leaving Michael behind. The prettiest thing I have ever seen.Next