Introduction : In this article, Mary Harrell-Sesniak shows how you can date old, undated family photos by first figuring out what type of photograph they are, and uses old newspapers and other sources to illustrate different types of photos. Mary is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. Do you have a box of old, undated family photos somewhere up in the attic—or maybe buried in the back of some closet? Have you wondered how you were ever going to figure out who these family members might be, since the old photographs lack inscriptions or dates? Genealogy is a lot like detective work, gathering clues to make the pieces of your family puzzle fit together. Old, undated family photographs are pieces of evidence, clues that—if you examine closely enough—might yield some answers.
What’s Your Picture Frame Style? A Look at the History of Framing
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From ornate gold to simple oak, antique pictures frame styles are varied and beautiful. If you want to set off a special picture or add a mirror to a lovely frame, learn about the options and how to identify the various types of antique picture frames. Separate picture frames have been around since about , but most of the frames you'll encounter in antique shops and online auctions are from the s and s. You'll see a number of lovely styles, many of which work beautifully in homes of today. According to Collectors Weekly, some of the first frames to appear in America were made of simple wood moulding.
Old frames previously tossed in the dump heap are now being fought over by dealers from trendy Manhattan art galleries. Vintage frames date from the s into the 20th century. Identifying and dating antique frames is an art form in itself. Check on the back of the antique frame for a maker's mark and date.
Good - A very simple painted, grooved wood from the s. Best - A superb tiger stripe faux bois, hand-painted finish from about Copyright by Stuart Schneider. Do not use any parts of these pages without written permission. A s sign from a photographer who also dealt in picture frames.