The Biggest Family Album in Australia project was undertaken by Museum Victoria between 19.
What decade is this photograph from, see the changes of the designs on the back through time and a brief description of fashion changes Which Back? Find out what type of photograph you have Types of Photograph 3.
Photographs of Victorian, Edwardian and 20th century ladies sorted by year 1860 to 1930 4.
It was common for people to use names that were different from the names they were given at birth.
Even today family members might use a name that’s different from the one listed on official documentation.
Landscapes and portraits, particularly studio shots, were not copied as part of the BFA project, as it was felt they did not meet the aims of the project.
The BFA project was conducted to increase the representation of images of everyday life, taken by ordinary people, in Victoria's State Collection.
Many images in our collection have come to us with only the barest of details attached.
Your knowledge, interest and enjoyment in identifying dates and locations is helping us to fill in some of the blanks and, in turn, provide better access to the State’s archives.
The first step in dating 19th century photographs is identifying which technology was used to create the picture.