Photo Tree has an archive of 1,000 photos that you can use to compare your photo and help yourself figure out the date a photograph was taken.Edin Photo, is a web site that includes a very detailed description of all types of photography processes.
Checking out various web sites on the Salvation Army and comparing pictures of Salvation Army members for sale on ebay helped me identify the photo and my ancestor.
Location Sometimes a photo may be taken in front of a house or at an event.
Yes, it's difficult when there is not a name on the back of the photo, but it is not impossible.
The following are some steps to consider in identifying your old photos.
Now, after I picked myself off the floor, I tried to explain to her that there were ways to identify photos and perhaps in the future opportunities would arise that would help her figure out these long lost family members.
The following are some steps to consider in identifying your old photos: Identifiers Besides a name written on the back of a photo, there are several identifiers that can help you in your quest.Some men's hats have been in style for over 100 years.Dating a photo based on a man's hat can lead you to incorrect results.Jewelry might help date a photo especially in cases where men are wearing fraternal organization medals.The web site Fraternalism in America at information on fraternal order jewelry.Some props may have been the photographers, like books, so don't assume that because your ancestor was posing next to it that it was theirs.