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Call the valet :: timelining family photographs through men’s fashion
Fashion is one of the best ways to help identify someone when looking at historical photographs, but have you ever felt lost when trying to date an image of a male ancestor? Mens’ style can be a bit trickier than women’s fashion to date as trends developed more slowly. Here, dress historian Jayne Shrimpton shares her fashion tips to help you identify your mystery men, from the 1860s to the 1940s.
Want to learn more on how to use fashion to decode your photographs? Read Jayne Shrimpton’s fabulous article in our March-April issue of Inside History magazine, full of great tips and hints for identifying different trends of the time.