You are here

  • We are open!

    All branches, Bookmobile, and Homebound Services are open! Thank you for your understanding these past few days.

  • InfoService:

    Our InfoService phone line (613-580-2940) is experiencing high call volumes. Thank you for your patience.  

Photograph Detective: Identifying and Dating Historic Photographs

Trying to date a family photograph to identify who the image is of, or what age they are in that picture, requires combining knowledge of photographic processes with the history of fashion and trends.  Using real antique photographs as examples, Kyla will show you how to discern which process was used to create a photograph and give tips regarding clothing, hair styles, and settings that will allow you to sleuth out who's who in your family albums.

Presented by Kyla Ubbink, Ubbink Book and Paper Conservation



Age group

Adults 50-plus


Photographs in Family History: Dating and Organizing by OttLibGenealogy

Selected titles from our collection to help you care for, organize, and research family photographs.