Men's styles of the s are generally very easy to spot as the suit was cut much wider, the boxy lounge jacket - either single- or double-breasted - having broad padded shoulders and trousers being worn longer and looser in the leg. You have to remember that in Victorian times styles of clothing made some people look much older than they were. Nearly churches and chapels will be throwing open their doors to thousands of visitors in May as part of So, the first step in narrowing the possible date for your old photograph is to be able to identify 19th century photographs to determine what type you have. Digging Deep October 2, Children often wore similar styles to their parents and with the penchant for beards among men until almost the end of the century it could be difficult to tell whether two men were father and son or brothers.
The back of the card is quite filled with print, with medals, famous customers, branches, and could be artistic.
Dating old photos
Mining the Census Mother Lode: New photo exhibition explores ninety years of London life. Nearly all Victorian studio portraits include details about the name of the studio and its business address on the cards on which they are mounted. The back of the card is quite filled with print, with medals, famous customers, branches, and could be artistic. This is straightforward detective work for most images, but very early photographs can be misleading. During the early s, young girls did not wear the fashionable bustle but skirts were often layered and flounced, polonaise-style, echoing the appearance of adult modes.