When faced with an old picture album or box of old photos without any identification what can you do? These books full of descriptions, example photographs, fashion timelines, etc. may not be able to help you identify the people, but can most likely help you with dating old photos to within a couple of years.
Genealogist and photo expert Maureen Taylor provides step-by-step advice on identifying and dating old photos using clues such as clothing, studio props, poses, background items, the photographer, etc. Beautiful photographs scattered throughout the book provide helpful examples.
Family Chronicle's special publication, "Dating Old Photographs," is a must-have for anyone interested in dating old photos. Unlike many books filled with page after page of descriptive text, this book is packed with over 650 example reproductions of old photographs of known date.
In this new publication from the UK Public Record Office, author Robert Pols shows you how to date old photos and how to interpret public, official and private pictures. It includes details of how to best present and preserve your collection, illustrated case studies and 150 black and white photographs.
Arranged by decade, the 272 photographs of middle-class Americans presented in this beautiful book are extensively narrated with comments on hair styles, sleeve-cuts, length and fit of coats, collar shapes, skirt pleats/gathers, trouser legs and much more - making it easier to narrow down the date of old photographs.
While written with collectors in mind, this book is an excellent introduction to nineteenth-century photographs for the beginning researcher. Author O. Henry Mace covers the entire range of processes and formats popular in the nineteenth-century, making it easier to narrow down the time period of your precious family photos.