Question: What is a Type 3 photo?

Type III – A 2nd generation photograph, developed from a duplicate negative or wire transmission, during the period (within approximately two years of when the picture was taken).

What does Type 1 photo mean?

A “Type 1” photo, as defined by PSA, is a first-generation photograph, developed from the original negative, during the period (within approximately two years) from when the picture was taken.

How can you tell how old a photo is?

Check for a photographers name or mark. Look at the back of the photograph or even at the bottom of the front. Is the photographers name or a photographers (or studio) mark present? If so, research into the photographer and when worked as a photographer can help narrow down the date the photograph was taken.

Does PSA authenticate photos?

Our Authentication Process Using a thorough four-step process, photos are examined, labeled, certified and documented on PSAs vast archive by a PSA certification number.

How do I get a photo authenticated?

There are several solution for image authentication. The simplest way is by checking the EXIF. It doesnt validate the image as unedited, but if an EXIF tag left by Photoshop or other software is found, you can be sure the image is edited. The law-accepted method is by using camera that sign the picture it took.

How do you find out who people are in old photos?

How-to Identify Old Photos in 4 Easy StepsLook closely at the photo for any identifying names or words. Use any names or places you identify to consult historical records for that place and time. Follow up in other historical records to identify additional relatives–and possible subjects in the photos.More items •Mar 18, 2017

What is original photograph?

Original: A photo where the image was printed (made) directly from the original negative or transparency (a transparency is used just like a negative, but the image is positive instead of negative). Unless otherwise indicated, the term is interpreted to mean the photo was made soon after the image was shot (vintage).

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