Windows on the Past: Identifying, Dating, and Preserving Photographs by Diane VanSkiver Gagel; 95 pp; paper; 5.5x8.5;illus., maps ; Published: 2000; ISBN: 9780788416200; Item # HBG1620
A useful guide to dating and caring for family photographic collections. This book opens with the identification and care of non-paper photographs such as daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes; and paper photographs such as carte de visites, cabinet cards, and other photographs including 20th Century photographs. Preservation through computer technology is covered. A chapter devoted to dating photographs through costumes and props is organized by decade.