In this series, Jayne Shrimpton, internationally recognised dress historian, portrait specialist, photo detective and regular contributor to Family Tree, Your Family History and Family History Monthly magazines, dates and analyses different types of photographs and helps you to add context to your old family pictures.Having learned in the previous blog how photograph compositions and studio settings changed over the years, we now look closely at what our forebears are wearing in old photographs.Its quick and easy to use so dating on your mobile has never been so simple and fun.
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Most were quite plain but some were elaborate constructions of ribbon, velvet strips, or braid with beading. They could be almost any style and material but in general were cut straight across at the bottom.
They had a shawl or notched collar Trousers or pants were cut high on the waist and had button fronts as zippers were not in use at this time.
In any kind of portrait it is often the subject's clothing that engages us most: fashion history is a fascinating topic and recognising the modes of different eras is an invaluable tool when trying to date unlabelled photographs.
Dress is a vast and complex subject, but here are some pointers to help with understanding, identifying and dating the clothing styles of those family members from the past who stood before the camera in their 'Sunday best'.Get tips for finding your elusive brick-wall ancestor Share with other genealogists! Tweet Follow Olive Tree Genealogy on Google There was a universal hairstyle popular during the war.Hair was arranged very low on the crown of the head, and wider to the sides.Now - a - days dating is very much a mobile driven industry and with that in mind our mobile application offers everything you need at the swipe of a button.On you mobile you can check and send messages, edit your profile, use our 'encounters' quick match system and search and view people near you.As girls developed a bustline, skirts and petticoats get longer until they were ankle length or longer.