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**DATING PHOTOS: resources online**
« on: Friday 08 July 05 23:14 BST (UK) »
Here are some websites that may help you to date your family photos :D

Also included are links to sites about bygone photographers and photographic studios


You should try to use all the clues you have in order to put a date to your photos. These include clothing worn by the subjects; the type of photograph; the photographer; where it was taken; any vehicles, buildings or other background objects; any other inclusions that might indicate a date.

If you have a site to add to this list, please send a Personal Message to the Board Moderator PrueM.
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GENERAL DATING HELP

http://freepages.nostalgia.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pruesfamily/Introduction.html
"What Photo is That? A guide to identifying 19th and early 20th century non-colour processes"

http://www.cartes.freeuk.com/time/date.htm 
"Date a Carte de Visite Photograph"

http://www.rogerco.freeserve.co.uk/ 
"Victorian and Edwardian Photographs"

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=publisher%3A%22Toronto%2C+Ont.+%3A%22+T.+Eaton+Co.%2C%22%22
Old catalogues from the T.Eaton Co. of Canada - 1894, 1907 and 1920/1 - showing clothing and furnishings

http://www.ajmorris.com/roots/photo/index.php 
"19th Century Photography"

http://www.fashion-era.com/index.htm 
"illustrated pages of Fashion History, Costume History, Clothing, Fashions and Social History"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_fashion
"Victorian fashion" (including handy diagram from 1868 of appropriate skirt lengths for girls!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:History_of_clothing_(Western_fashion
"Clothing worn in Western Europe, the Americas, and countries under European or American influence from c. 1750 to World War II."

http://www.victorianweb.org/art/costume/nunn14.html 
"What Victorian Children Wore"

http://www.shorpy.com/
Hundreds of photos (mainly American, but others too) from the dawn of photography to the 1940s, and beyond

http://www.familychronicle.com/dating.htm 
"Dating Old Photographs"

http://www.reminiscene.co.uk/photographs.htm
"Reminiscene: Vintage photographs and postcards"

http://qvictoria.wordpress.com/
Watch The Birdie Blog: The World of the Victorian Photographer

http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pruesfamily/index.html
The RootsChat Collection of Victorian and Edwardian Portrait Photography


REGION AND LOCALITY SPECIFIC

http://www.photolondon.org.uk/default.asp
The Database of 19th Century Photographers and Allied Trades in London: 1841-1901

http://hipweb.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/cambscoll/indexRM.html
J Palmer Clarke / Ramsey & Muspratt Portrait Collection

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~liverpoolphotographers/ 
Liverpool, England

http://photo-sleuth.blogspot.com/2008/08/wh-macey-of-blenheim-new-zealand.html 
New Zealand

http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/ 
Edinburgh, Scotland (but includes lots of general information about early photography including types, prices etc.)

http://www.earlyphotographers.org.uk/welcome.html
Index of UK portrait & studio photographers c1840-1950

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~surreal/AVNE/Resources/photographers.html
Photographers in the Victorian North East (Australia)

http://www.cartedevisite.co.uk/
Photographers of Great Britain and Ireland 1840-1940

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~brett/photos/dbyphotos.html
Photographers & Photographic Studios in Derbyshire, England

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Brighton-Photographers.htm
Brighton Photographers 1841-1910
Cleary, Doran, Boland, McCooey, McManus, O'brien, Martin, Savage, Wallis, McCollister, Wood.  (More to come soon)