Dat­ing pho­tos by type, cloth­ing

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Ginny Ack­er­son

Doyou have pho­tos that aren’t la­beled or dated and you are try­ing to guess when the pic­tures were ac­tu­ally taken and who is in them? De­ter­min­ing the type of photo and know­ing about cloth­ing styles and hair­dos of the time will help nar­row down the time pe­riod so you can pos­si­bly iden­tify the peo­ple. of the sub­jects. Is there a cen­tral part in

First, de­ter­mine the type of photo you the hair or a shiny look to it? Are the skirts have. Am­brotypes are on a glass plate and full and the col­lars a dif­fer­ent color than have depth sim­i­lar to a 3D look. They the bodice? Many ex­cel­lent ar­ti­cles have were most pop­u­lar from 1855 to 1861 but been writ­ten on de­ter­min­ing dates from were avail­able from 1854 to 1865. The the sub­ject’s cos­tume. Da­guer­rotype was the first imag­ing avail­able, The fol­low­ing are some of the best: com­ing into vogue in 1839 and stop­ping http:// www. olive­tree­ge­neal­ogy. com/ about 1860 with peak pop­u­lar­ity be­tween pho­tos/fash­ions-pho­tos.shtml and http:// 1842 and 1856. They are shiny with www. fash­ion- era. com/ Dat­ing_ Cos­tume_ a cop­per col­ored back and the im­age canHis­to­ry_ Pic­tures/ how_ to_ date_ only be viewed from an an­gle. The Tin­type pho­tograph­s_­top.htm and http://www. was first avail­able in 1856 but con­tin­ued she­knows. com/ liv­ing/ ar­ti­cles/ 814584/ through the early 20th cen­tury as a ge­neal­ogy-re­search-dat­ing-vin­tage-pho­tograph­snov­elty avail­able at fairs and ex­po­si­tions.by-cloth­ing-and-hair­styles-1. It was most used from 1860 to 1870. A On a per­sonal note, I have again been black­ened iron plate was the medium and se­lected as a Root­sTech Am­bas­sador and a mag­net will stick to it. have been given the op­por­tu­nity to give

The last two types of pho­tos are the away a full tu­ition for the Root­sTech Fam­ily Carte de Visite and the Cabi­net Card. The His­tory Con­fer­ence, the largest fam­ily former is on a thin card about 2.5 inches his­tory con­fer­ence in the world, tak­ing by 4 inches which was in­tro­duced in 1859 place on Feb. 8-11, 2017, at the Salt Palace. and was preva­lent from 1860 to 1880, de­clin­ing in use by 1889. The Cabi­net Card If you are in­ter­ested, send me an email was fash­ion­able from 1875 to 1900 and at groov­i­fam­ily@msn.com with “Root­sTech was launched in 1866 and dis­con­tin­ued by Free Tu­ition” in the sub­ject line and 1903. Th­ese pho­tos were on cards about 4 in­clude your con­tact in­for­ma­tion. The inches by 6.5 inches. prize will be drawn on Nov. 15 and the

Next, note the cloth­ing and hair­styles win­ner will be no­ti­fied that day.

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