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You've almost certainly faced the problem: you've got an album or box of old photographs but almost all of them lack any identification. Family Chronicle's new special can't help you identify the subject but it probably can help you with dating when the picture was taken — often within a couple of years.
A number of books have already been published that describe how to date old photographs. They rely almost entirely on descriptions: Family Chronicle's book is almost all reproductions of old photographs of known date. There are over 700 pictures covering the period from the 1840s to the 1920s. By comparing your unknown pictures to those in our book, you will be able to compare clothing and hair fashion, the poses adopted by the subject and the background settings. The book provides convincing evidence that our ancestors were at least as fashion conscious as we are today and that those fashions changed just as frequently.
Family Chronicle's Dating Old Photographs has been compiled from a number of sources but the majority of them are photographs submitted by readers of the magazine. Some of Family Chronicle's most popular issues have been those that have included supplements featuring old photographs of known date. We are sure that this new addition to our list of special publications will be a major success.
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