Dating of photograph
The carte de visite was quickly replaced by the larger cabinet card.
In the early 1860s, both types of photographs were essentially the same in process and design.
Changing photo production processes, the history of photo studios and prominent photographers in Newark and elsewhere; Gary Saretzky knows it all.
Century Portrait Photographs.” Using his extraordinary slide collection, he illustrated chronologically the development of these remarkable photo types, training the eyes of workshop participants to attend not only to clothing and hair styles but also to studio props, datable objects included in a photo, backgrounds, decorative motifs, housing design and materials, style of mounting, thickness of card stock, hallmarks on metal plates, and more—all clues to dating these enduring historical and artistic treasures.
For women, a smile isn’t strictly better: she actually gets the most messages by flirting directly into the camera, like the center and right-hand subjects above.
from the camera is the single worst attitude a woman can take.
Men’s photos are most effective when they look away from the camera and In terms of getting new messages, the My Space shot is the single most effective photo type for women. THIS is why I’m keeping prints and negs in the same original envelopes until the time comes to transfer them—and this important identification info—into archival print and negative envelopes, archival print pages, or archival albums.When such date references are not found, dating photos is still possible by asking those who are in them what’s what.If all else fails, you can write “c.1940,” which is the abbreviation for “circa 1940,” which is fancy art history speak for “around 1940.” Voilà, you’re an art historian. But seriously folks, the following are some easy dating references commonly found on photographs and other media, and more information can be found at the Image Permanence Institute’s Graphics Atlas website, perhaps the most comprehensive resource out there for identifying and dating photos, by clicking Note the dates, subjects and locations indicated on various elements of this particular box of 35mm color slides.
Also notice that there is no chicken wing sauce on any of these irreplaceable artifacts (see Blog #3). This is another example of why it is recommended that original boxes and envelopes be kept, as they often offer a wealth of information.Maybe that senior citizen down at the hair salon can be of help if you don’t have a sense of historic styles, and of course there is always the Internet.