Dating old australian photographs
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It resulted in the collection of copies of over 9,000 photographs from rural and regional Victoria dating from the 1890s to the 1940s.
The first step in dating 19th century photographs is identifying which technology was used to create the picture.
This is straightforward detective work for most images, but very early photographs can be misleading.
Because telephones and telegraphs in Australia were operated by the same authority, it is not always easy to differentiate between them on style alone. Electrical distribution to provide street or home lighting can be differentiated from telephone construction by its more robust appearance with heavier and more widely spaced wires.
On telephone routes the separation between wires on crossarms was usually 15 cm to 20 cm and crossarms were 35 cm apart.