799Re: [genphoto] Book Recommendation
- Feb 2, 2001Well.......Since you offered. I have a group of photos for which I have no
identification at all except they are part of my Perry family. I have tried
to date them based on Joan's book. Most are 1860-1880s based on my limited
knowledge. I have put some dates on some of them - but, would like your
opinion as to whether I am in the neighborhood. They are at
in the "Unidentified Perry Relations album". I think that with accurate
dates, I may be able to determine who these people might be in order to
track down other images of those individuals for comparison. Thanks, MCP
Glenna Jo To: firstname.lastname@example.org
<gwjchris@rus Subject: Re: [genphoto] Book
> Wow! Sound like you really know your clothing! Don't suppose you have aSorry, not right now. I am in the process of writing a book on men's
> book that I can buy?
> I have bought a few others, but, they just give the most basicdescription of
> the clothing and don't tell you why they put the date on themJoan make some assumptions based on secondary source material, add some
imaginative descriptions of the people, misses some of the dating details
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
book. She has acknowledged her errors when we discussed them. It's a
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
really 'listen" to what the image or original garment is "saying" when
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
don't know" about photography of the mid-nineteenth century and are willing
gain more education.
Visit our web site, "The Curiosity Shop"
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