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Dating family photographs

We received a Christmas card from the Llewellyn-Bowen family this week, Laurence, his wife and two daughters dressed up in a 1920s jazz style.

See also: Safely store, display your old family photographs.

Close examination of sleeves and collars can provide valuable information.

Other things to look for on women are the presence and size of a bustle and the fullness of the skirt.

There were several photo techniques used in the mid- and late-1800s, some of the most common include: Daguerreotypes This first successful photo process is attributed to Louis Daguerre.

The image is on a silver clad copper sheet which was then sealed inside a wooden case or a frame under glass to protect it.

The elder man is wearing a collarless shirt — too bad, because it's easier to date men's collars and neckties.

The younger man is not wearing a necktie, but his shirt has a pointed, flat collar. The tintype was taken in front of a painted background — hardly unusual for tintypes, but more likely found in St.

Working chiefly in the genealogy arena, as an experienced ‘photo detective’ Jayne is picture consultant on the Who Do You Think You Are?


 
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