Dating a photograph by clothing
Here follows such an example of a photographer's instructions, presumably based on his bitter experience:"Very few ladies know how to dress so as to secure the most pleasing photograph.The best materials to wear are such as are not too glossy, and such as will fold or drape nicely, as reps., poplins, satins and silks. Search for your ancestors in free Ships' Passenger lists, Naturalization Records, Palatine Genealogy, Canadian Genealogy, American Genealogy, Native American Genealogy, Huguenots, Mennonites, Almshouse Records, Orphan Records, church records, military muster rolls, census records, land records and more.Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies.Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes?Available now on and and Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery by Lorine Mc Ginnis Schulze Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies.Available now on and JOIN the FREE Olive Tree Genealogy Newsletter.
Group carte-de-visite mid 1880s (c1883-7)There might be a considerable time lag before London fashions reached the provinces, and older people, while picking up on the contemporary silhouette or material in their dress style, might retain some fashion features and hairstyles from their youth.Unfortunately many old family photographs are not annotated with the sitter’s name. Will dating my old photograph help me to decide who the subject is?