Dating Antique Photos
It's pretty exciting to own an ancestor photo from long ago. We may know it is a photo of Great-Grandmother Molly, but how can we figure out when it was taken? We have an idea when Molly was born but we can't date the photograph based on her year of birth. Below are some ways to identify approximate dates of antique photos.
From 1859 on, CDVs had square cut corners. Be careful to note that often album owners cut the corners to make the photos fit into album slots. From 1872 on, corners were rounded.
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