The post itself is a gem: We all had a few friends in college who took their studies more seriously than their social life, and it sounds like Ashley was doing her roomie a solid.
Enter the hero of this story, 21-year-old junior Joey Adams.
But just as you can date Victorian family photographs by photo type and women’s hairstyles, you can also identify family members and date your old photos using clues found in women’s clothing of the Victorian era.
The following women’s Victorian era clothing style characteristics are broken down by decade and can help you date your old family photographs much more easily. Accessories such as linen caps with lace frills, large bonnets, capes with big collars and crochet or paisley shawls. The rounder hoop skirt of the 1850s became more oval in shape by 1864. High necklines and buttoned fronts for daytime, plus necklines with square yoke lines.
Characteristics of the photograph itself provide clues to its age.
The type of photograph can place your photograph in a specific time period.
A friend initially saw the post and tagged Joey, and Joey eagerly responded to the call to action: Before we delve into the resume, we have so many questions.
From the time stamps it looks like he replied with his resume just minutes after the initial post.
Jane has a substantial personal collection of late 19th and early 20th century family photographs, some of which were taken by ancestors who were professional photographers both in Russia and the United States.
She studied costume design in college and worked as a costumer/assistant designer for the Portland Opera Company.