Dating and Analysing Family Photographs, 1840-1960

Dating and Analysing Family Photographs, 1840-1960
20201205T1400Z 20201205T1700Z
Photography/Old Photos
Sat 5 Dec 2020
3 hours
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This half-day course, comprising two illustrated Power Point presentations, begins by briefly examining the portrait tradition. It then explains in detail the techniques for accurately dating old family photographs, from formal Victorian studio portraits, through early-20th century postcard scenes to amateur open-air snapshots. It also demonstrates how to identify the occasions that prompted earlier generations to pose before the camera, including birthday, engagement, marriage, christening, 'breeching', new school/job and mourning.

05/12/2020 14:00 - 17:00
With Jayne Shrimpton, author of the SoG publication, How to get the Most from Family Pictures available from our bookshop.