A close rival in popularity to the photo posts is Useful Tips for Reading Handwritten Documents which became a long list of tips and tricks generated by comments from you and from State Records staff.It got us thinking…we create a similar list of useful tips for dating photographs?In America, daguerreotypes were often placed in hinged, wooden cases with paper or leather coverings.In 1841, William Henry Fox Talbot patented the process of salt printing — the first photographic process that used sodium chloride to make photos more light-sensitive.Provides a methodology for dating and identifying old photographs that includes techniques for analyzing the type of photograph, the subject and setting, the occasion, and the location.Preservation supplies and techniques for storing and scanning old photos will also be discussed.
Daguerreotypes were sealed in glass for protection.
Many images in our collection have come to us with only the barest of details attached.
Your knowledge, interest and enjoyment in identifying dates and locations is helping us to fill in some of the blanks and, in turn, provide better access to the State’s archives.
She works mainly with family historians, dating old photos, carte de viste cards, postcards, cabinet cards and analysing family pictures, but also helps institutions and groups who would like to date an old photo or understand their vintage image collection.
Using her fashion history training and 25 years' practical experience of dating and interpreting historical portraits, Jayne dates old clothing styles and other visual clues in 18th and 19th century artworks and silhouettes, Edwardian Victorian photographs, paintings and drawings, Edwardian photos and 20th century pictures.