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Photo Identification & Photo Dating

Learn how to identify old photographs, including tips for dating the time period and identifying the people, faces and places pictured in the photo.

5 Steps for Identifying People in Old Family Photographs
Solving the mystery faces and places in your old family photographs requires knowledge of your family history, combined with good old fashioned detective work. When you're ready to take on the challenge, these five photo identification tips will get you started in style.

Cabinet Card
Learn how to recognize the cabinet card, a photography style popular in the late 1800s, plus learn how to use the card stock, size, shape and decorations to further narrow down the time period when the photograph was taken.

Quick Tip: Dating Old Photographs
Tips for determining the date a photo was taken from items within the photo that represent a time period such as old cars, household items, clothing or hairstyles.

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