Photo dating is the inductive process of identifying when a picture might have been taken based on evidence derived from the photo itself.

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Dating this photograph of a younger Emma (Vig) Froiland

Emma (Vig) Froiland (1885-1978) was the youngest child born to Nels and Lovise Vig. This is the same Emma (Vig) Froiland who, shortly before her death, relayed family tradition about Nels and Lovise' ...
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Help determine date of photo from Tuscaloosa

I would appreciate any help in ascertaining the date of the photo below. The photograph is a cabinet card, taken in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, by photographer FM Turner. There are no markings on the back ...
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Dating/identifying a Duryea (mid-late 19th century) photograph from South Australia?

My understanding is that the photographic studio of Townsend Duryea in King William Street, Adelaide was destroyed by fire early on the morning of Sunday 18 April 1875 after operating there since ...
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How do I identify the date a photo was taken or printed?

My wife's father was born in Queensland, Australia in 1930. He died in 1989. She has only 2 photos of him. One has no markings on the front or rear and nothing to identify the year taken. What avenues ...
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Did Carl M. Olson of Göteburg (Sweden) take 19th century photos in England, and if so, approximately when?

I have a photograph of an ancestor from England who I believe was born in 1818 (in Somerset) but became a police constable and lived in Devon, Gloucestershire and London later in life. I am guessing ...