Family photographs and dating and fashion
Unfortunately many old family photographs are not annotated with the sitter’s name. Will dating my old photograph help me to decide who the subject is?
In my photo, both men are wearing loose-fitting jackets with wide lapels.
Therefore the photo is more than likely Michael and Peter, perhaps taken before Peter left for Kansas to live with relatives, leaving Michael behind.
Sometimes a good guess is as close as you'll get to the answers.
The elder man is wearing a collarless shirt — too bad, because it's easier to date men's collars and neckties.
The younger man is not wearing a necktie, but his shirt has a pointed, flat collar. The tintype was taken in front of a painted background — hardly unusual for tintypes, but more likely found in St.
Two young men stare out at me from a small old photograph. A variety of websites offer tips and tools, and they have the great advantage of being able to provide visual aids.