Dating photographs from costume

Books in our library cover periods from Gothic to present day apparel. TODAY Parents is the premiere destination for parenting news, advice community.

Keep in mind that although this is an excellent way to date photographs, this method won’t work well with all of them.

Depending on the subjects (sex, age, economic situation) photos can be more or less difficult to date using this method.

I love period pieces and such, so I thought in the spirit of Halloween, I'd do a series of portraits with these costumes.

:o) Anne Boleyn She gave her heart to her king, and in the end, lost her head for it.

Women styles featured low, sloping shoulders with fitted sleeves.

Sleeves would often have frills and embellishments below the elbow.

Coats, tail coats, morning coats and sack suits for formal or everyday use for American Civil War, Victorian. This book is a guide to the identification and dating of all the known types of black and white 19th century photographs on all bases.

A good way to learn when a photo was taken is by dating photographs by clothing.

The carte de visite photograph proved to be a very popular item during the. Century society that aimed to promote fine art photography.

Soldiers, friends and family members would have a means of. Nearly every family has a collection of 20th century photographs, many from.

It is often easier to date using women’s clothing because women’s fashion during these periods change much more dramatically than men’s does.