Clues to Dating Old Photographs


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Old photographs can frustrate us when we don’t know who we are seeing. A time frame for such photos can help.  What clues gleaned from such records help gather information about our undated, unidentified family photos?  A time frame can, in turn, help us identify the subjects, or at least limit the possibilities.

Join the Prince George’s County Genealogical Society to learn about dating clothing styles from Ann Wass, Ph.D. in Historic Costumes and textiles and former staff historian at Riversdale Mansion.  Our VP Heather Olsen will show us how photographic processes offer clues to a photo’s time period.

Feel free to bring family photos you would like help dating as we share attempts to apply the day's lessons to dating old photographs.

Admission is free; time is 10 AM to 12 noon; please register via Eventbrite at


PGCGS Library
12219 Tulip Grove Dr.
Bowie, MD 20715
United States

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