All these individuals work hard to help others understand the nuances between costume. Toggle navigation. And this point helps us to date a photograph as the early part of the twentieth century. You can research these trends at library using reference books and old magazines to provide yourself with a span of possible dates for the picture. Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics Portsmouth, New Hampshire22 Novemberpage 4 If you are interested in researching early hat fashions, search for articles in connection with religious and ethnic groups.
I did notice that one of the women in the photo centre has a selection of small badges on her coat lapels, typical symbols worn by members of church based organizations such as Band of Hope Temperance Society, or the Mother's Union sections.
Follow the Clues -- Dating Your Photographs
This next old advertising card shows a dog swimming in the water fetching a top hat—suggesting it must have blown from the head of the man behind him. Wouldn't it be wonderful if one of those small children were alive today and able to tell us about that special day trip they had. Here is a picture of Charlotte's daughter Margaret and I hope to examine the styling of her clothes at a later date when I look at the changing leg of mutton sleeves of the s. Sponsored by MMA News. Toggle navigation. If so, you can begin to date the photograph to the turn of the century by researching the types of items people used during that time period. In the photograph the building on the right with all the windows is still there today.