There are also websites that collect details of photographers. Again, look online for different sleeve shapes through the ages and try to find ones that match those in the photograph. For the 20th century, dress length can be quite revealing.
Always judge by the younger women in the photograph if possible.
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.
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.
Many images in our collection have come to us with only the barest of details attached.
Your knowledge, interest and enjoyment in identifying dates and locations is helping us to fill in some of the blanks and, in turn, provide better access to the State’s archives.
A large 1000 plus list of photographers and photographs a few have estimated dates.1000 photographs (at Rootsweb) to 8. This can help to limit the date that the photograph was produced to the years they were operating or sometimes at a particular address. ) City of London Costume Detective by Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era A-Z, UK. Photographers Slaters' Directory 1868 Part of England and Wales (by R. Vaughan) 1868 Directory High Street Photographers in Aberystwyth 1857 - c1900 Aberystwyth 14.
Frequently Asked Questions (I have a photo like yours...) FAQ 9. - here is some useful basic information on sizes, types and descriptions and when used, that may help as a first step if you are not sure. The negative number book from Hills & Saunders, Harrow Branch, is now online, if you have a numbered photo from this studio then you may find out who the person was or look through the A - Z to spot names. Family history and collecting old photographs are two very popular pastimes these days and old photographs can pose many questions such as Who is it? Here are a few lists to work through: Search by Photographer's Name and County by Rosemary & Stan Rodliffe Index of Photographers etc City of Bristol, UK. Postcards (early 20th C.): Many have the date franked over the stamp, but some were not posted, and some effort has gone into identifying the area (box) where the stamp was stuck on, known as the Stamp Box (mostly USA but some Europe).