Jayne Shrimpton - Family Tree Live speaker profile


21 January 2019
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Discover how to analyse Victorian photos

Discover how to analyse Victorian photos

Jayne Shrimpton will be speaking on ‘Crinolines and cravats: fashion in Victorian family photographs’ at Family Tree Live


Introducing Jayne Shrimpton’s talk

Inherited photos are some of our most precious family heirlooms, allowing us to see what our ancestors looked like and to view the clothes they wore. These ‘costume’ clues can also provide invaluable help when trying to date family photos, helping you deduce the identity of unknown ancestors.


In her talk Jayne Shrimpton will examine the dress of men, women and children in a selection of typical family photographs from the 1840s to 1900. She’ll also discuss key fashion dating tips, and cover the main photographic formats of the Victorian era – spanning the earliest daguerreotype and ambrotype portraits to popular cartes de visite, cabinet prints and tintypes. She will focus on regular fashionable dress and will examine what our forebears’ clothes and accessories tell us about their age, status and location?


This talk is for those who love old family photos and wish to know more about them, identifying and dating old pictures of family members in times gone by.

Suitable for all levels of family history experience.


Come along to Family Tree Live find out more…

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Jayne Shrimpton will be speaking at 10.45 on Friday 26 April 2019


Mini bio:

Jayne Shrimpton (BA History, MA History of Dress) is a professional fashion historian, portrait specialist and ‘photo detective’. She is photograph consultant for TV series ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ and her latest books are Tracing Your Ancestors Through Family Photographs and Fashion in the 1940s (2014) and Victorian Fashion (2016). She has been a regular contributor to Family Tree magazine since 2005. Find her online at www.jayneshrimpton.co.uk and on Twitter @JayneShrimpton


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