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You may not think to look on the Internet for help in dating old photographs, but actually it's the best place to go.
The elder man is wearing a collarless shirt — too bad, because it's easier to date men's collars and neckties.
This is a good question but photographic evidence suggests that in many cases even humbler working ancestors followed the latest styles.
By the time photography reached a mass market in the 1860s, the concept of fashion was already well-established and was widely understood across the social spectrum.
In the early 1870s, Michael would have been in his twenties and Peter in his teens and both were living in St. Timothy would have been too young to be either brother.
Therefore the photo is more than likely Michael and Peter, perhaps taken before Peter left for Kansas to live with relatives, leaving Michael behind.In this series, Jayne Shrimpton, internationally recognised dress historian, portrait specialist, photo detective and regular contributor to Family Tree, Your Family History and Family History Monthly magazines, dates and analyses different types of photographs and helps you to add context to your old family pictures.