Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Canadian Mail Order Catalogues-Help With Dating Costumes In Photographs

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The Canadian Museum of Civilization has put online a collection of Canadian mail order catalogues. The catalogues span the years from 1880 to 1975. If you are trying to date an old photograph by the type of hat or dress worn by the women in the image, or by the date of other artifacts in the image, then a collection of old catalogues can be a very valuable resource. Access to the catalogues is free.
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/cpm/catalog/cat0000e.shtml

Thank you to GenealogyInTime Magazine Newsletter for alerting us to this interesting photography dating aide.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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