Lecture: Dating Photos By Fashion


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Lake Placid Library 145The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society has announced the first program of its 2015 “Odds and Ends” Winter Lecture Series on Wednesday, January 28 at Howard Johnson’s Restaurant in Lake Placid, NY.  The program is Dating Photos by Fashion” presented by Margaret Bartley, Trustee of the Essex County Historical Society.

“Dating Photos by Fashion” is a slide/lecture program designed to teach anyone who is interested in learning how to date old photos by the style of dress and fashion.  It will cover the period 1840 to 1920 and uses old photos to show how styles changed over a period of 80 years.  Dating old photos is a great help to anyone interested in history, genealogy or simply has old family photos that are unidentified or undated.

Margaret Bartley is a historian, author and teacher, and wrote a biography of the famous Russian American cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, titled GRISHA, which won a 2005 Adirondack Literary Award.  She is a former Elizabethtown Supervisor and is currently working with Historian Sharp Swan to create a comprehensive history of the 118th New York Infantry, known as the “Adirondack Regiment” during the Civil War. Bartley spent 26 years teaching History and Government, and has a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University.  Her popular slide shows, which cover many aspects of Essex County history, are offered every summer at the Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown.

The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm with attendees encouraged to come for dinner at 6:00 p.m. All programs offered in the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s “Odds and Ends” Winter Lecture Series are free and open to the public. Please watch for details on our February lecture which will feature the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department and is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25..

For more information, contact the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society at (518) 523-3830 or thehistorymuseum@verizon.net.

Photo courtesy the Lake Placid Library’s historical collection.

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