Old Photographs and the Secrets They Hold. Part 2: Photography 1900-1930

Grace Keir
Issue Date: 
Winter 2009

Dating photographs in the early 120tyh century may depend more on clothing and subject appearance.  Amateur photography began in 1888 with the Eastman Kodak.  Photographs on postcards began in 1898 and e3volved over several changes though 1930.  Importance of clothing styles for men, women and children is traced through the period.

Key Word Search Terms: 
Portrait photographers. Kodak camera.. Kodak brownie. color film. blueprint. postcard. women’s clothing. shirtwaist. silhouette. dress. travelling suit. wedding dress. skirt length. Hats. Waistline. Hair style. Shoes. Pinafore. Vest. Jacket. Ascot. Bow tie. Sweater. Polo shirt. Top hat. Straw hat. Knickers. Rompers.