Dating victorian photographs
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Close examination of sleeves and collars can provide valuable information.
Other things to look for on women are the presence and size of a bustle and the fullness of the skirt.
Sometimes a good guess is as close as you'll get to the answers.
For men, look at vests, neckties, the fit of a jacket (loose or fitted) and how it is buttoned.