This loose dress style with wide puffed sleeves, sometimes worn with a protective pinafore on top, continued throughout the Edwardian era and into the s, but the growing trend was for greater simplicity in girls' dress, following the lead of women's wear. They will be happy to help. Carte de visite printer. Old photographs are full of clues that can help you to do this, such as clothes or hairstyles, and we have a list of useful contacts and resources that may be able to help you date your photographs by fashion. By the s the picturesque 'zouave' ensemble was popular — a compact little suit comprising a short bolero-style jacket with rounded edges, waistcoat beneath and either gathered knickerbockers or open shorts ending below the knee fig. Some cabinet and CDV photos were produced for the first decade of the century as there was still a demand, but the later cabinet card looked a little different, simple logo and studio on the bottom front and often with embossed patterns or channels and saw-cut edges or pinking and rarely any writing on the back. Plainer, shirt-like blouses were becoming usual for everyday wear, the 'tailor made' suit comprising fitted jacket and matching skirt providing a practical outfit for the modern woman of the new century.
How to date Victorian photographs
The Historical Group of the Royal Photographic Society has published a number of directories listing photographers working in many different towns and cities in Britain during the 19th century.
How to spot a daguerreotype (1840s–1850s)
The distinctive bustle silhouette prevailed until aroundwhen it began to become outmoded. Date a Carte de Visite Photograph A date will sometimes help fit a photo into a family tree 1. Getting Started.