London & Middlesex Branch: “Frocks and Fashion Timelines: Challenges and Successes of Assessing Women’s Clothing Styles (1880-1910)””

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Date(s) - October 1, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am


The London & Middlesex Branch invites you to join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 10 a.m. for a Zoom presentation with speaker, Sarah Coates.


Old family photographs are fascinating and can be explored in different ways. Join Sarah Coates as she examines one aspect of these photographs – women’s clothing. We will take a look at some of the common styles seen in Canada using examples from North America and Western Europe (1880-1910). Although they cannot tell us everything, learning about these styles and silhouettes can be helpful to gain a greater understanding of the images and the time period they were taken in.

About the speaker, Sarah Coates:

Sarah Coates, MA, has long been fascinated by historical fashions and the factors that influence their development. In 2013, she published the article “Identifying a Photograph’s Age Based on Women’s Fashion” in Families – Ontario Genealogy Society and completed her Masters paper exploring British women’s fashion from 1880-1883 in 2014. Sarah enjoys researching and recreating historical clothing from a variety of time periods. 

 The event is free and all are welcome to attend and share this with your friends and family. Registration is required. To register, visit

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