Dating old australian photographs
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.Ideally we should consider all these criteria when considering the clothing of family members as seen in old photographs.
In the following sections are some basic, practical tips for recognising the main stylistic changes in female, male and children's dress, with illustrated examples.
Wealthy subjects had many fashionable ensembles to choose from, whereas ordinary working-class ancestors usually donned their best outfit, kept for church on Sundays and special occasions.
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.
Photographs of people arranged by year 1860 to 1915 People by Year 5.
Date the CDV printer - See the tiny name on the back, look for the Marion date code. A large list of photographs and photographers each with an estimated date A-Z list of dated photographs 7. Because photographers were listed in local Trade Directories, a great amount of work has gone into listing them, by year, to see when the company was in business. Photographers (by Michael Pritchard) (477KB - whole book!
A domestic servant, for example, could appear superficially similar to her more affluent mistress.