Dating old photographs australia

28 Jan

I'm trying to work out who one is and what year either may have been taken.We received a Christmas card from the Llewellyn-Bowen family this week, Laurence, his wife and two daughters dressed up in a 1920s jazz style.It made me think of our feature on postcards in our Christmas issue written by photo dating expert Jayne Shrimpton that included a Christmas postcard from her collection.Can you look at the fashions the women are wearing?Since the 1800s fashion actually changed pretty quickly (not as quick as today but probably quicker than earlier periods) so that might be more of a giveaway. The lady we know in the tinted photo is dh Great Grandmother who was born in 1864 but we don't know how old she is or what year the photo could be.

This card, sent from the Sudan in 1941, features a photograph of a soldier inserted into a festive mount.

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Always be very careful when removing a photograph that has been stuck into an album.

Again, there’s lots of advice online (I particularly like the idea of using dental floss behind the photo and a gentle sawing action).

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