Dating photographs by clothing

19-Feb-2018 19:05

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Consulting pictorial histories of the period can help you do that.But to get you started, here are seven tips for dating a photograph, using 1900 as an example.Internal details are the little things that we take for granted in most pictures -- the objects in the image.The existence of a postmark on the back of a photographic postcard is another unambiguous indication of the date of an image.Another apparent clue is a handwritten note on the back of the image with a year.

Consulting pictorial histories of the period can help you do that.

But to get you started, here are seven tips for dating a photograph, using 1900 as an example.

Internal details are the little things that we take for granted in most pictures -- the objects in the image.

The existence of a postmark on the back of a photographic postcard is another unambiguous indication of the date of an image.

Another apparent clue is a handwritten note on the back of the image with a year.

For instance, in a portrait, pay attention to accessories and props.