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Dating family photographs

Mullets were also introduced during this time period with long tails down the back and a high top with the sides of hair pulled back.

Shorter styles were also introduced, but knots, ringlets and additions of false hair supplemented the shorter styles. Elaborate hairstyles with lace, ribbons and flowers.

Emory University and Virginia Commonwealth are collections that come to mind.

Cornell University just digitized an amazing collection of African-American photographs recently, but one of my all-time favorite collections is the Missouri State Archives digital database of 19th Century African-Americans.

Learning how to research the historical photographs, especially by analyzing their clothing, has given me just another tangible way of “getting to know” my ancestors.