Dating old photo postcards
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The daguerreotype was restricted to the more wealthy and are therefore a fairly rare find.
Other processes followed such as the Ambrotype process invented by Frederick Scott Archer which was in use from the 1850s to about 1890 and was a less a expensive alternative to the daguerreotype.
The collection can also be browsed by subject) (Lambeth Landmark. Lambeth books & maps are available to buy from the site) (photo London: Database of 19th Century Photographers and Allied Trades in London 1841-1901.
Search the collection at the British Museum collection database)Local Family History Societies Museums and specialist libraries of Photography) https:// (Historic England: Guide to one of the largest photographic archives in the country with over nine million photographs documenting the historic environment of England over the last 150 years.
The collections include The Aerofilms Collection and other specialist collections) (History of Photography Timeline, by Philip Greenspun) comprehensive resource to genealogists, collectors, historians and all those interested in 19th century photography) For Researching Old Photographs) (Community site offering information on the history of photography and dating old photos)
They measured about 4 x 2½ inches and were mounted on thin trade cards measuring about 4 ½ x 6 ½ inches.
The photographer's name and address usually appeared on the reverse.