Dating of steel
On the back, in my grandmother's handwriting, is written "Grandpa King's brothers." At least I've got some information to work with, but I'm eager to learn more: When was the picture taken? Which two of my great-grandfather's brothers are these? Type of photograph To learn more about my mystery photo, I checked examples of photos in the collections of Andrew J. Both websites detail the history of photography, including samples of various types of photography, such as daguerreotype, cabinet card and tintype. You may not think to look on the Internet for help in dating old photographs, but actually it's the best place to go.Healthy profits are to be made from illicitly plundered ancient sites or selling skillfully made forgeries.Archaeology dating techniques can assure buyers that their item is not a fake by providing scientific reassurance of the artefact's likely age.Other things to look for on women are the presence and size of a bustle and the fullness of the skirt.For men, look at vests, neckties, the fit of a jacket (loose or fitted) and how it is buttoned.
The elder man is wearing a collarless shirt — too bad, because it's easier to date men's collars and neckties.
The younger man is not wearing a necktie, but his shirt has a pointed, flat collar. The tintype was taken in front of a painted background — hardly unusual for tintypes, but more likely found in St.
The jackets seem to indicate a photo taken in the 1870s, but I'm still not certain. I knew from my earlier research that all three of my great-grandfather's brothers eventually wound up farming in Kansas, after stops in Washington, D. Louis than a small town in Kansas that wasn't organized until 1871.
Limits to relative dating are that it cannot provide an accurate year or a specific date of use.
The style of the artefact and its archaeology location stratigraphically are required to arrive at a relative date.