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Subject: Re: [DEV] dating photographs
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 18:17:54 +0100
On 30 Jun 2003, at 0:25, Anne Speight wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a good site for dating photographs ?
> I have copies of 2 photos which I am told are man and wife, born in the late 1790s. The people are relatively young in the photos and somehow it dosn't quite add up. What might a Devon 'yeoman farmer' and woman be wearing for a photograph c1845.
I found this site very good recently when confronted with some
problem photo dates:
Apparently earlier photos were often recopied into the Carte
De Visite format which makes dating difficult although style of
clothes can help. And it is definitely worth getting your source
to scan the backs of the photos as well because Roger
Vaughan (who owns this site) seems to be able to date
photos almost as well from the back as from the front.