Introduction to Antique Photographs

Date and time
Wednesday 19 June - Wednesday 10 July 2024 - 6pm - 8pm
Room: LH013
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE
Introduction to Antique Photographs information
Entry fee: Free
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Two workshops, the first taking place on 19 June and the second on the 10 July, are being run as part of the Dating Antique Photographs Project.

Many of us have a collection of old family photographs that we have never dedicated time to organising and dating.

The Dating Antique Photographs Project is lead by Associate Lecturer Brandon Taylorian and funded by the Institute of Creativity, Communities and Culture.

Brandon will be hosting two workshops this summer. The aim of each of the workshops is to teach attendees a method of dating ‘antique photographs’ which can be defined as any photographs taken in the 1920s or earlier.

Workshop one - 19 June

The first workshop will serve as an introduction to antique photographs made up of a lecture delivered by Brandon followed by an opportunity to date either your own photographs or samples which will be brought to the session. Each attendee will be given a free copy of The Handbook of Antique Photographs that Brandon has created specially for this project.

Workshop two - 10 July

The second workshop will focus on Victorian fashion and will explore how what people wore in different eras of the nineteenth and early twentieth century can help us date our old photographs. Again, the second workshop will consist of a lecture for the first half followed by an interactive session in the second half in which attendees will be able to compare and contrast their old photographs to support coming to an estimated date.

Expected numbers are twenty for each workshop based on room capacity in LH013.

Members of the public as well as UCLan students and staff are free to register for these workshops.

All attendees must email Brandon register for these workshops. Please state in your email if you will only be able to attend one of the workshops. All attendees will receive a free copy of The Handbook of Antique Photographs created by Brandon.

All attendees are encouraged to bring the following to both workshops:

  • Any antique family photographs they own (anything pre-WW2 is acceptable) so that you can get the most out of the sessions.
  • A pen or pencil for jotting down notes on Log Sheets for each photograph which will be provided during the session.
  • Their own refreshments as the session will be two hours long and attendees are encouraged to stay for the full session to make the most of the workshops.
  • A laptop or phone that allows you to access your profile on Ancestry or an equivalent genealogy website if you have an account to help with gathering information for dating your photographs.
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