Dating photographs 1920
You can search the text for “Meason” for example and find that the Meason firm moved to 1223 Caledonia Street by 1905 and two years later the firm moved to 320 North 4th Street. If you are so lucky as to see an automobile in the photograph, this can also help.
If you’re really lucky, you might spot a legible license plate.
There are pictures that used daguerreotype, glass plate, cabinet card, and the thickness of the cabinet card can also tell the age of the picture.
Looking at a picture and dating it, takes noticing all of the clues possible.
The material that was used for these photographs was not actually tin, but became referred to as tin because they were made out of cheaper metal, rather than silver.
Dating photographs is one of the things the family history researcher is able to use, but often have a problem when it involves the age of the photograph.
One of the reasons for this is due to the different types of paper or even tin that was used for the photograph.
The material was Melainotype and to cut these pictures apart a pair of tin sheers would be used.
Ozotope was another method that was used beginning in 1898, this was a process that used gelatin silver bromide, which transferred by contact with pigment paper.Using clues to date photographs, along with family history research can often lead to the discovery of who the people or person was in the picture.