Dating old wedding photos
Some photos take home in shoeboxes tucked away in a nearby closet. For my mom's 60th birthday, I set out to scan and digitize old photos to create a photo book for her.
Others live in dusty albums and in countless zip codes: your baby photos are split between the home where you grew up and a token few reside in your nightstand; your teenage years are caught up in a half-finished scrapbook; and the photo from your grandparents' wedding day has always been in dispute amongst your siblings. Below, I'm breaking down the entire process to get you from here to there.
Numerous types of photographs appeared and then went out of favor throughout th 1800s.
So, the first step in narrowing the possible date for your old photograph is to be able to identify 19th century photographs to determine what type you have.
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From our staff to your screen, we've shared our Insider's Guide how to make this photo book your best yet — take a look here. With a lot-a-bit of digging and a little bit of time, I was able to print history back to life.
Perhaps this guide was just the nudge you needed to dust off those boxes and get to work.
Simply find a well lit spot and start snapping (think natural light in a nearby window or well lit space).We recommend getting a second pair of eyes from a family member to chime in on key dates or the stories behind these photos. If you're lucky, your family and friends can help you in digitizing those old photos that live across zip codes.