of an original photograph, the clues to what the photographic process was or what the photograph was made of, may be lost, maybe not.
She writes: 'The use of wet nurses had never been as common in the U. as in Europe, and it became even less popular by the early 1800s; breastfeeding your own child became a central measure of your worth as a mother. Breastfeeding didn’t mesh well with ideas of delicate, refined white women; it was too animal-like, too uncivilized.'A particularly interesting detail, given the focus on the Attachment Parenting movement today, is that one can observe that some of the children pictured appear to be at least 12 months old, whereas these days, women typically stop breastfeeding at around six months.
Dress skirts and bodices also received more surface decoration, marking a move into the exuberant Victorian age.
On a different note, reform dress made an appearance.
You may have inherited old photographs in perfect condition or maybe a photograph of a photograph or Xerox copy and want to know the date.
Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes?Dr Sharp explains: 'Doctors continued to push breastfeeding, but cultural perceptions changed, and with them the social construction of femininity. Compared to the fashions of the previous decade, the 1890s styles were plainer, simpler, and more practical.See the list of Ten People All Genealogists Should Follow On Twitter Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies.She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother.