Dating photographs 1920

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Using clues to date photographs, along with family history research can often lead to the discovery of who the people or person was in the picture.One of the other things that help to distinguish when a photo was taken are clues in the setting; it was not unusual for doctors to have pictures with a skull in the setting.

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The material that was used for these photographs was not actually tin, but became referred to as tin because they were made out of cheaper metal, rather than silver.

The process for these pictures was done by using a plate, made of copper and using silver iodide to expose the picture, along with exposure to light.

Tin type pictures were introduced in 1853, and became extremely popular.

One of the things that can provide clues is the hair styles of the women in the picture, because just like today they changed hair styles.

While their hair would not be short, the type of bun, bangs or no bangs can provide hints to the age of the photograph.

I have highlighted the corners of the stamp box below to draw your attention to the arrows on the corners.

You can also clearly see the "AZO" name printed in between the triangles or 'up' arrows.

This was used by traveling photographers who showed up on the street taking outdoor photos of children in a wagon being powered by a goat.

The photographers also took many street views of towns all over the United States and beyond.

You can search the text for “Meason” for example and find that the Meason firm moved to 1223 Caledonia Street by 1905 and two years later the firm moved to 320 North 4th Street. If you are so lucky as to see an automobile in the photograph, this can also help.

If you’re really lucky, you might spot a legible license plate.

Dating photographs is one of the things the family history researcher is able to use, but often have a problem when it involves the age of the photograph.

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