Dating photographs 1920

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If you have studio portraits in your family collection, certainly trying to identify the clothing and hairstyles can be helpful.

One of the other things that help to distinguish when a photo was taken are clues in the setting; it was not unusual for doctors to have pictures with a skull in the setting.Wisconsin license plates had the last two digits of the year printing in a vertical manner on the side of the plate, much larger than the stickers used today.For real photo postcards, if the postcard is not stamped and it has a spot for a stamp in the upper right corner (called a stamp box), it was likely printed on Kodak’s AZO paper, a professional grade photographic paper developed and printed in a darkroom.I have highlighted the corners of the stamp box below to draw your attention to the arrows on the corners.You can also clearly see the "AZO" name printed in between the triangles or 'up' arrows.

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This was used by traveling photographers who showed up on the street taking outdoor photos of children in a wagon being powered by a goat.