Read more here. Thought you might like to see the earliest in my collection, a carte de visite taken inmy great-great grandmother, Katherine Sheets Faust, age 17 luckily for me on this one, her name and age had been written on the back. This is study of a father and his two adult daughter a year after the death of his wife. Categories Follow Us. Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner!
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Dating Old Photographs 1840-1950
During the s, several new male garments were introduced, most notably the comfortable lounging jacket that was shorter than the stately frock coat and often worn with loose, contrasting trousers fig. Men's dress ss In early photographs of the s and s, men are usually portrayed wearing the dark, knee-length frock coat of the midth century, teamed with a close-fitting, deep V-fronted waistcoat and narrow trousers fig. The photograph below the cabinet card from above dates to the early s. A searchable gallery of 1, images and weekly case studies help the genealogist date their own pictures. Every purchase supports the work of The National Archives.