Dating clothes photographs
The material Severa presents is far too complex and detailed for me to include it all here, but I'll try to point out some of the more obvious stylistic changes through the years.For more detailed info, see the book -- if you can understand the fashion jargon! the long point and tapered scalloped bretelles of her bodice ..." or " ...With the help of the glossary each word makes sense, but they are so unfamiliar that together they rush together into a jumble.Despite my absolute fashion stupidity, I'll try to point out a few main trends in adult fashions here. 1840's Women's fashions consisted of floor length dresses with bell-shaped skirts over many layers of thick petticoats, and very constrictive corset, giving a flattened and upward spreading bustline.A profile photo is your representative in the digital world.We look to it every time we interact with you online, and even imagine it speaking the words you type.While these light colors were used for many years after, in the 1880s and later various colors were used.Mounted photographs with multi color mounts and/or embossed designs, particularly an embossed faux frame and photgraphers name, date from after 1890 and usually after 1900.
Many people have unidentified photos in their collection.
Basic facial recognition will also be covered which will help identify the same person in several photos over time.
There are some good, easy tricks which you will learn in this workshop-format presentation.
The photos can easily be printed onto transparency paper (any office supply store or copy shop can do this) so we can all see them projected on the screen.
Perhaps this section should be called "personal adornment" since it includes hair styles and jewelery in addition to clothing.