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Old family photograph

Clothing Speaks Volumes


After they've identified who's who, you may want to ask them about the way people are dressed.

Before about 1920, taking pictures was considered a great occasion and people often wore their best outfits. How someone is dressed can speak volumes. What were your ancestors wearing? Are they serious or lively, worn or new, dressy or everyday?

Next: Photographer's Name and Location

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