“Some people are married to their
jobs, Ellie date costumes.” Family photographs are hard to date once the generation pictured
has passed away. Determining an approximate date for an unidentified photo may
help you to know whether the woman is your grandmother or your
great-grandmother. This is where costume
dating can be helpful. Fashion, especially women’s fashion,
was very distinctive in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Becoming familiar with certain popular silhouettes
enables one to assign a date range to a photograph, thus helping to identify
those pictured. Basic facial recognition will also be covered which will help
identify the same person in several photos over time. There are some good, easy
tricks which you will learn in this workshop-format presentation. Please send photographs you want “dated” to firstname.lastname@example.org and Ellie will try to date them for you using the techniques outlined in the presentation.
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