Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Quiz Time - Proof I Lived 150 Years Ago

Before I share my construction progress and finished photos of my 1860s plaid dress, (you can read a little about here and here) I would like to share some other photos. Do you ever think you were born in the wrong time period? Have you ever wondered what you would have looked like had you lived during another period of time?

Since the invention of photography, there have been many advances in the technology. Producing one single image used to be very time consuming and required the use of some rather nasty chemicals. Today it only takes a matter of seconds to point, click, and upload your images for the world to see. Photography is a wonderful art form that allows us to see into the world in which people were living 25, 50, or 100 years or more. It also allows us to recreate it. :)

And now for a little quiz ... Can you guess which is the real me?

These photographs were taken around 150 years ago. Or were they? ;) All of them were produced using the technology available in the 1850s and 1860s. Can anyone guess which of these photographs is actually of me and which are my 100+ year-old look-alikes? (Yes one of them really is me.)

Hint: Those of you who are familiar with a certain Civil War era photography book will probably be able to figure this out. ;)

Photo 1                                                                            Photo 2

Photo 3                               Photo 4

Photo 5                                                                               Photo 6


Leave a comment and let me know what you think!


  1. How exciting! I'd like to guess photo number 4, because I've not seen a dangling arm in a civil war portrait before.

  2. I am also going with 4 and 2...I just can't decide so I'm going with both!


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