Books dating old photos
There were several photo techniques used in the mid- and late-1800s, some of the most common include: Daguerreotypes This first successful photo process is attributed to Louis Daguerre.
The image is on a silver clad copper sheet which was then sealed inside a wooden case or a frame under glass to protect it.
Knowing the type of photo can still leave a large time period, but if you know the subject of the photo, your genealogical research should be able to help you narrow that. I now turn to fashion to see if what these men are wearing can help me narrow the date range of the photo.
Close examination of sleeves and collars can provide valuable information.
See also: Safely store, display your old family photographs.
In the early 1870s, Michael would have been in his twenties and Peter in his teens and both were living in St. Timothy would have been too young to be either brother.Traditional review of style and fashion are also included, many with new insight.Two young men stare out at me from a small old photograph. A variety of websites offer tips and tools, and they have the great advantage of being able to provide visual aids.Therefore the photo is more than likely Michael and Peter, perhaps taken before Peter left for Kansas to live with relatives, leaving Michael behind.Sometimes a good guess is as close as you'll get to the answers.