A new blog series!
For the last two and a half months, I have been focused on dating photographs with several blog posts. More specifically on how to look at period clothing in a whole new way. As genealogists, we are always trying to date family photographs. Most of us do not know the first thing about 19th and early 20th century clothing styles (which makes dating a photograph very difficult!). In May, I wrote a four-part blog series explaining how I determined a date range for one photograph in my personal collection. I cannot stress enough how important it is to become familiar with historic clothing styles. It makes dating photographs so much easier.
If you missed the dating photographs series, follow these links:
Identifying Everyday Clues in Photographs, Part 1
Identifying Everyday Clues in Photographs, Part 2
Identifying Everyday Clues in Photographs, Part 3
Identifying Everyday Clues in Photographs, Part 4
Since the Everyday Clues series proved to be very popular, I decided to begin writing a weekly fashion series. Each week I discuss a particular fashion trend or icon during the age of photography. So far in this series, I have published five posts. They can be found on the blog by hovering over the "blog" tab, and clicking the link to "Fashion Moments." Or you can open one of the links below.
I have over a decade of experience researching and recreating historical garments for various theatrical productions and events. If you have a fashion trend that you would like to know more about, write a comment or send me a message. I am willing to take requests for future Fashion Moments blog posts. Over the next few weeks, I will be adding some of my favorite fashion links to my research toolbox.