We all have old family photos

Dating old photographs england

Even with a beverage, you should be able to escape with a bill totaling under one dollar. Photography started in but at that time was really in the hands of a few scientists, professionals or wealthy amateurs. So, with that lead exhausted, I tabled the project for a while. There we have it, a brief overview of the early years of photography covering the photographs that you are most likely to see.

These are the photographs you wish you had had when your grandparents were alive to see them. There are others such as the early calotype and the revolutionary colour images called Autochromes but these are rather unusual. This game of matching was paying off.

Both photographs came from the same studio, most likely. And that makes the photograph even more important to me. Well, I guess I knew at least one was probably a Foisy. These are daguerreotypes as invented by Daguerre in France.

Photography started in but atEven with a beverage you should

We all have old family photos. Also around the mid s another cheap process was introduced. So, I knew that the photograph could be either English or American and that the woman could be an ancestor from any one of three generations. These may be loose or in albums or they may be in the form of postcards or even fragile black and grey glass negatives. And my attempts at finding any related Foisy descendants for this, and the other Foisy photos, were unsuccessful.

None of the other men appeared in any of the other photos. Sometimes, you get really lucky and someone, long ago, labelled the photographs for posterity. Opalotypes can be wonderfully beautiful works of art. No clues were included on the rear of the photo, and, by the time I got it, everyone had died. But the census records quickly showed that none of them were employed in the restaurant business in the Great War years.

From what I knew about the branch of the family, the most likely choices were Lowell, Massachusetts or Manchester, England. The name of the restaurant is probably obscured behind them, either on the windows, or more likely, on the board beneath the windows. The closure of the restaurant was in good company too. Great-grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles can also be identified, if not on sight, then by context. Sometimes, you can pick out some family resemblances and these provide valuable hints.