Books on dating old photos
Enter a photo type into its search engine and you will see many examples that may turn out to be similar to the photograph you are researching. Both the men in my photo are young, but one appears to be older than the other, and he has arm slung around his younger brother's shoulders. The elder is wearing a watch chain and a pinky ring. Michael was seven years older than Peter, who was seven years older than Timothy.
Based on its size and composition, I confirmed that my picture was a tintype, a photographic technique that came into use in the mid-1850s and lasted until the turn of the century. But it does help me rule out a pairing of Michael and Timothy.
Traditional review of style and fashion are also included, many with new insight.
Two young men stare out at me from a small old photograph. A variety of websites offer tips and tools, and they have the great advantage of being able to provide visual aids.
Location (city or country, US or abroad) and income level can also impact a woman’s style choices.
Here are some places where you can pick up a few style cues to help you ID your own vintage family photographs!It’s as true now as it was 150 years ago: the fashions people wear are indicators of their times.In fact, styles of clothing and accessories — as well as hairstyles and makeup — can be used to help you assign a decade or even a specific year to your family’s vintage photographs, which can be invaluable to your genealogy research!The University of Vermont The site for the university’s Landscape Change program offers a wealth of information about dating vintage/antique photographs using cues such as women’s clothing, hats, hairstyles, fashion accessories & mens fashions.Broken down by decade: 1850s | 1860s | 1870s | 1880s | 1890s | 1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s Wikipedia The collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia provides a nicely detailed collection of articles about the many eras of clothing fashion.