Dating old photos hats
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Just type in “hat styles of the 1930s, or 1940s,” or whatever year you can guess and then compare what you have to what was popular at the time.If all else fails, you can write “c.1940,” which is the abbreviation for “circa 1940,” which is fancy art history speak for “around 1940.” Voilà, you’re an art historian. But seriously folks, the following are some easy dating references commonly found on photographs and other media, and more information can be found at the Image Permanence Institute’s Graphics Atlas website, perhaps the most comprehensive resource out there for identifying and dating photos, by clicking Note the dates, subjects and locations indicated on various elements of this particular box of 35mm color slides.Also notice that there is no chicken wing sauce on any of these irreplaceable artifacts (see Blog #3). This is another example of why it is recommended that original boxes and envelopes be kept, as they often offer a wealth of information.During this period, many local photographers stamped their business name and studio location directly on the border or back of the photograph. But note: People would often travel a couple hundred miles to get their photos taken in the big city, but you can safely assume that the person in the photo spent some time around the named city or town.Here are some other ways to identify the location: This one is a bit more simple than the others, but it's worth stating again.
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