Dating photographs from clothing

Published: 16.10.2017

The lady in the picture wears a hat which is combination of all these I've drawn. A wide array of materials of varying textures and prices was available to suit different pockets and needs.

More analysed photographs to follow. Family historians often wonder whether their poorer forebears would have been able to dress very fashionably.

I believe it is after and the factor that suggests this most is the rounded domes of the hats. Index of UK photographers up to Everyone wished to create a good impression in the treasured photographs that would later be shown to family and friends and might be displayed in an album, or hung on the wall.

It was fashionable from to was one of the most extreme forms of millinery ever, with an appearance that resembled a helmet. These detailed circled sections are beside the explanatory text.

How to date a Photograph

The existence of a postmark on the back of a photographic postcard is another unambiguous indication of the date of an image. As you begin to ask questions about your photographs, don't forget that the most important information can be found by talking with relatives and looking at your family history.

There may also have been a time lag of a few years between new fashions first being worn in urban areas and their adoption in remoter country districts. Also see some sketches of vintage hairstyles here.

It was always black and encased in filmy chiffon or organdie and festooned in feathers. I don't feel this photograph is later than , even in an unfashionable town.

    1. Ashot_Admin - 19.10.2017 in 23:57

      Women's dress ss Between the s and late s, essentially the fashionable female silhouette comprised a fitted bodice attached to a bell-shaped skirt, which became even wider in circumference after the introduction of the domed crinoline frame in fig. In exterior scenes, are there cars, sports equipment, or signs present?

      Johny_Possa - 21.10.2017 in 16:58

      Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: The photo was taken in his hometown of Hebburn and is on card the same thickness of a Postcard.

      Vermont_Letton - 28.10.2017 in 12:26

      Wouldn't it be wonderful if one of those small children were alive today and able to tell us about that special day trip they had.

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