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What was the date of that old photograph? Who was the photographer?

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Database of 19th Century Photographers

    http://www.photolondon.org.uk/ The Database of 19th Century Photographers and Allied Trades in London: 1841-1901 Lists names, biographies, addresses etc of London Photographers, with a simple A to Z listing of search facility. Brian

    Started by brianb‎, 06-03-2009 3:56 PM
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  1. Large Group Photo for identification - year?

    Hi all, I have two photographs that have been passed down to me and I was wondering if anyone could suggest a possible year? On the back of one someone has written 'Oxford Road Rambling Club' - this would have been in Manchester. They are stuck onto some thick card and from other photo's I have...

    Started by hbradshaw1985‎, 16-06-2019 8:47 PM
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  2. 'Unusual photo frame for identification'

    Hello everyone I have unfortunately just had to start clearing my parents' home and have been finding so many things I never knew existed. We have found lots of old stuff lying around and one is really intriguing me. I thought it would be easy to research but nothing has come up. We found an...

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  3. Dating photograph

    I have some old photographs from my relatives who lived around the London area. I will start with this one first. The photo is of my Great Grandmother DOB 1859 and one her children who I am trying to identify. She had five children from 1881 to 1902, three boys then 2 girls. I remember previously...

    Started by Kareann‎, 15-05-2019 10:46 PM
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  4. Anyone heard of C S August?

    I have a very bad photocopy of a photo said to be taken by C S August. The photo is of a residence in Suffolk. I cannot find anything online regarding this photographer. There is the Early Photographers website which lists photographers in the East Anglia region but this person is not listed. The...

    Started by DebbieLou‎, 05-05-2019 10:30 AM
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  5. Photo dating Crewe

    Hi, I was wondering if anybody might have any ideas on a rough date for this photograph? I know the couple are in Salvation Army uniforms, but looking for a general idea of the date to make an ID. I would be most grateful for any help.

    Started by noytd‎, 21-10-2018 4:11 PM
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  6. Question Coles Studios, London

    Does anyone know when Coles Studios where at 16 Tottenham Court Road and/or 39 King Street, Hammersmith. I have photos taken there but dont know when possibly circa 1900. Tried the online directories but can not find anything.

    Started by asherman‎, 27-03-2005 5:32 PM
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    I was doing some searching this morning and learning about A & G Taylor, as I have a photo that was taken by them. I thought it was my gr.grandfather as a young boy, but the dates of the photography studio indicate it is likely his son, my great uncle.:) I just wanted to let everyone know there...

    Started by susan-y‎, 14-02-2009 5:28 PM
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  8. Question WW1? met office? old photo need dating. uniform??

    This photograph was found behind another photo which had been in a frame for a couple of decades. It was behind a family portrait of William H Ivins and Alice Morgan that was taken about 1912. My grandfather remembers the family photo been hung on the wall of his parents house for years but he...

    Started by louise ydw i‎, 01-12-2007 8:11 PM
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  9. Ages of children in photograph

    Hello! I wonder if anybody would be able to assist in narrowing down a year for this family shot (there is no indicator of the photographer and the back is frustratingly covered with sellotape! The father in this picture was born in 1872, and the mother in 1871. It's probably worth noting...

    Started by theobald1990‎, 25-11-2017 7:02 PM
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  10. Dating photographs

    The two photographs of this married woman are of an ancestor, born in 1851 in Cumberland and who married in 1873. They were taken in the studio of Scott & Son, Carlisle no other information is visible on the front or back. Can anyone suggest when the photographs were taken please, and if...

    Started by Crumbly Hunter‎, 16-02-2017 7:30 AM
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  11. Please help me date this photograph

    Would appreciate help with dating this photo. I have very little information except to say that the word FETE is written on the back and the photograph is a postcard type design. Thanks in advance

    Started by hampshire hog‎, 19-05-2015 9:45 PM
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  12. Help dating this photo

    I would like help determining the date of this photograph. I believe it may be my gr-grandparents. My gr-grandfather died in 1895. Could it have been from before that?

    Started by smpanko‎, 10-04-2017 1:48 PM
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  13. Date this photograph?

    Can anybody date this photo to its closest date by clothing

    Started by pdarran‎, 26-02-2016 3:17 PM
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  14. Any guesses for the date of this picture?

    The picture below is a complete mystery. It may have nothing to do with my family........ Growing up there was a large head and shoulders shot of my grandfather in the army hung in his front bedroom and it is now in my possession. The frame has become damaged and so I took it to be reframed,...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 25-06-2016 7:25 PM
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  15. Photographers dates please

    Hi These are photos of brothers, the older looking one is according to the family my grandfather (DoB1884) who joined the army during the 1900s (in barracks at Bordon 1911 census), the younger one is his elder brother (DoB1881- DoD 1903 Mafeking), his uniform fits with the regiment we know he...

    Started by StintonLomas‎, 15-06-2016 9:38 PM
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  16. Looking for help dating photograph

    I received an email copy of a photograph of my Great Grand Aunt (front right) who was born in 1881 and two of her siblings. I don't have any further information on the photograph as to whether there's anything on the rear or not. It appears not to have been taken professionally, as it looks like...

    Started by limeyrr‎, 18-02-2016 9:16 PM
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  17. Aerial Photo's of the UK

    http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/ A good web site for finding photo's of towns and villages.

    Started by tokyoklm‎, 03-02-2016 1:53 PM
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  18. Photo's of Cpryton, Essex

    Has anyone got photo's of Coryton village that date from 1950 onwards. Even a map that show the roads would be helpful or even news paper articles Road names were Freeman Avenue, Fleet Street and Church Street. Coryton was knocked down in the early 70's to make way for an extension of the nearby...

    Started by tokyoklm‎, 30-01-2016 5:06 PM
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  19. Identifying a uniform

    Hello I'm a 'newbie' from Australia, with a photo of my great-grandfather, Robert Benson. In it he is wearing a uniform that I am unable to identify. I know he went to Taplow College in his early years, but in this photo he looks to be in his early teens. I'm unsure where abouts on this...

    Started by di2315‎, 08-09-2015 4:02 AM
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  20. When might these photographs have been?

    I love to see old photographs but am truly hopeless when it comes to trying to date them. I wonder if anyone might be able to put an estimated date to the follow old photo's please? Thank you.

    Started by Brock‎, 21-07-2015 2:36 PM
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