21 May 2007

The Costume Detective: How to Date Old Photographs

Do you have a box of heritage photos and no way to tell when they were taken? This website can help!

By using costume history, you can date
your vintage photos by analyzing the fashions, hats, and jewelry worn by your ancestors. You will also find helpful tips, hints, and examples assist you with dating your photos within +/- 5 years. In many cases, this can help you narrow your search for supporting documents and records which may pinpoint the exact date of the photo.

Visit the Costume Detective to learn more.

[Many thanks to designer Kay Eflin for this tip posted on her blog.]

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