798Re: [genphoto] Book Recommendation
- Feb 1, 2001Bill,
I have a photo I'd love you to look at. It's not so much the date I'm interested in, I'd guess it to be 1880's - any feedback would be nice tho!, but the clothing is what really has me going.
If you're interested I'll send you the url - I have it on my webpage. Then I'll tell you what I've been told so far abt the clothing.
Have I peaked your interest any?
P.S. I LOVE old photos and would be in heaven looking at a collection like yours! Lucky you!
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Becky on Indian Mtn.
St. Maries near Couer d'Alene, Idaho
My Family Genealogy:
Url of York ~for all York lines~
Jefferson Co., OK Co - Coordinator
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill and/or Glenna Jo Christen
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 7:53 PM
Subject: Re: [genphoto] Book Recommendation
> Wow! Sound like you really know your clothing! Don't suppose you have a
> book that I can buy?
Sorry, not right now. I am in the process of writing a book on men's clothes
> I have bought a few others, but, they just give the most basic description of
> the clothing and don't tell you why they put the date on them
Joan make some assumptions based on secondary source material, add some
imaginative descriptions of the people, misses some of the dating details of
the mediums, describes colors in black and white images and mixes fashion
design cues. She has published a lot of nice images. That is why we bought the
book. She has acknowledged her errors when we discussed them. It's a learning
process for all of us.
My wife and I have a modest collection of images (several thousand), a
substantial reference library and a few dozen original garments. You need to
really 'listen" to what the image or original garment is "saying" when dating
or identifying. We are always happy to help folks ID or date images and
garments. we live in Michigan and welcome visitors. We also know "how much we
don't know" about photography of the mid-nineteenth century and are willing to
gain more education.
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