Click on the link for a larger image (Alphabetical listing)., our unique, automated DIY dating Wizard will date your carte de visite or cabinet card. The Wizard is based on the detailed and extensive analysis of over 10,000 dated cartes de visite and cabinet cards supplemented by examination of trade directory dates for over 33,000 UK photographers and 65,000 studio addresses.Jayne Shrimpton MA, photo dating expert and dress historian, offers a professional service to individuals and organisations wishing to date old photographs and artworks.
If it does not do so, because your photograph is one of the exceptions, we will custom date it personally for you at no extra cost.
To read more about how the Wizard works, see our free download How the Photo Dating Wizard Works.
Using this broad approach, with an emphasis on dating old fashions, she successfully determines an accurate and usually close date range for family photographs and artworks and can often suggest the occasion that inspired their creation - an engagement, wedding, 'breeching', 'coming of age', 21st or landmark birthday, new job, wedding anniversary or mourning.
Old photographs from the UK feature significantly, yet Jayne has worked on pictures originating all over the world, from Ireland to the United States, Canada to Brazil, Russia to Australia, France to India and will do her best to help with all international inquiries.
Unfortunately many old family photographs are not annotated with the sitter’s name. Will dating my old photograph help me to decide who the subject is?
Because of this, these are the questions we get asked again and again. Yes, an accurate date does help to pinpoint who the subject/s of the photograph might be.
Some card mounts were produce by local printers and may not conform to the styles of the national providers.
However, the wizard will usually date your photograph to within a period of 9 years, and often more closely than that.
Picture inquiries are handled individually and confidentially by email or occasionally in person, if a complete photograph album or fragile pictures are involved.
Clients can choose from different services ranging from basic photo dating to advanced picture analysis expressed in a 1-2 page report.
Is to grow the image collection by involving the local community such that these treasures of the past are preserved forever.