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Dating Old Photographs 1840-1929 Paperback – August 1, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0968507636 ISBN-10: 0968507638 Edition: First

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Moorshead Magazines Ltd; First edition (August 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0968507638
  • ISBN-13: 978-0968507636
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 7.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #765,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The Family Chronicle team is a group of genealogy experts and enthusiasts who came together in September 1996 to produce Family Chronicle, the magazine for families researching their roots. Since the launch of the bi-monthly magazine, Family Chronicle has enjoyed great acclaim and has established itself as a leading magazine for genealogists and family historians.

The great success the magazine has enjoyed has lead to the publication of The Family Chronicle Collection and subsequent four Family Chronicle Years (titled Year 2-5 respectively). Each book is a compendium of the articles from each year of Family Chronicle so readers need not miss the best of the magazine. Other book titles include the enormously popular Dating Old Photographs 1840-1929, a proven tool to assist with discovering the dates of undated family photographs, and Family Chronicle's Introduction to Genealogy, an excellent companion to any newcomer to the field of genealogy.

From the same team also comes History Magazine, which looks at the social history of our ancestors. The success of History Magazine has produced two year books: History Magazine Volume One and History Magazine Volume Two.

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It is a very good resource.
William
This magazine is less than 100 pages long and only five (5) pages are devoted to text describing how to date photos.
P. K. Bellville
Very little text telling you HOW to actually date photographs.
Famhistrme

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

73 of 76 people found the following review helpful By P. K. Bellville on August 10, 2003
This magazine is less than 100 pages long and only five (5) pages are devoted to text describing how to date photos. While there is some useful information, it is too little. The rest of the pages are just old photos that are grouped by era, with no annotations to help you determine how the photo is dated. If you really want to know how to date photos as the title suggests, try a different book.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Richard G. Kubiak on April 22, 2006
I found that this book is not worth the money I spent for it. It is more like a magazine than a book. There are only 100 pages, (three of which are advertisements) and most of them are filled with old photographs with no explanations. The photos are classified in 5 year intervals and no detailed reasons given for why these photos are in those intervals. There is only 5 pages of text eplaining how to date these photographs and about half the text is used to give you a brief and very general history of early photography. The book, if that is what you want to call it, does not do a fair or even adequate job of helping a collector date old photographs.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By James G. Fortier on March 25, 2008
This "book" is actually a short essay. It was long on examples of old
photographs, but did little examination of those examples. The essay
is 5 pages and photos ran from page 8 to 93 with 5 to 6 photos on each page.
These photos were not identified as to their type of photographic method.
It is a fine example of a geneological collection of family photos for
the author, but hardly a book to learn from. I was quite disappointed.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Carol Boston on July 23, 2007
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For someone just beginning the process of dating old photos, this book is very handy. It covers the basics in a concise way, giving an overall look at what is involved. In addition to the 8 pages of general information, there are 85 pages of real photographs with known dates. The only drawback as I see it is that most of the photos are of Canadian people, and that many of them do not seem to be dressed typically for the time period. Anyone purchasing this book will soon want to "graduate" to Taylor's Uncovering Your Ancestors through Family Photographs, for example.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joyce A. Brannan on September 15, 2009
Definately not worth the money. Lots of good photos grouped by time period, but almost no information on the characteristics that date the photo.
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By Jay Colt on January 14, 2014
As a photo collector I've got probably a dozen books on dating photos. They range from excellent to barely useful. This book is barely useful. It's got a $12 price on the back, and if I had seen it in a bookstore instead of on the Internet, I would have passed it up. It's a shame too, because it reflects poorly on what I believe is a decent magazine, the "Family Chronicle". I wish they'd looked it over more closely before publishing it. A pity.

However, I gave it two stars because it's on nice paper and many of the photos are very nice. Its just that so many more could have been useable with a little more effort on the part of the editor.
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