Dating Historical Photos using Women's Clothing, 1860-1930
Laurann Gilbertson
Friday, 9 am

Whether you’re doing genealogy, or just trying to sort through your family’s old album, this 45-minute slide program can help you assign a date to old photographs. Women’s clothing styles have changed regularly and distinctly over time. By looking at a few fashion features, such as hats and dress sleeves, you can easily narrow down the date to a single decade.

Laurann Gilbertson holds a BA in Anthropology and a MS in Textiles and Clothing from Iowa State University. She was Textile Curator at Vesterheim for 19 years and is now Chief Curator.