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Dating two photos of the Watson Family
« on: Monday 24 July 17 17:28 BST (UK) »
Can anyone tell me when they think these photos were taken please?

The photographer is a Thomas Stearn of 72 Bridge Street, Cambridge.  In 1861 he is a tailor but by 1871 he has become a photographer.

I believe the couple are from the Watson family.

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Re: Dating two photos of the Watson Family
« Reply #1 on: Monday 24 July 17 17:39 BST (UK) »
here are photos for dating

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Re: Dating two photos of the Watson Family
« Reply #2 on: Monday 24 July 17 17:45 BST (UK) »
Thanks for putting them on for me Loord.  I must have done something wrong somewhere!

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Re: Dating two photos of the Watson Family
« Reply #3 on: Monday 24 July 17 23:20 BST (UK) »
Late 1860s early 1870s for the first and 1870s would for the second would be my guess.
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Re: Dating two photos of the Watson Family
« Reply #4 on: Monday 24 July 17 23:49 BST (UK) »
Thank you for that information Carol.  I'm not much good at trying to date photos.

So I think they may be Kate Watson's grandparents then.  Kate was born in 1875 and the couple don't look young enough to be her parents.

The choice is between her father's parents or her mother's! 

Okay, fine, at least I have some idea of the time frame.

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Re: Dating two photos of the Watson Family
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 25 July 17 00:02 BST (UK) »
It's always a good idea to post the backs if you have them as that helps in Dating...the lady and gent look to be dressed in the 1860s fashion but the oval vingnette was a style in the 1870s.
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Re: Dating two photos of the Watson Family
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 25 July 17 00:11 BST (UK) »
I'll have a go at downloading the back but this may go wrong again!

Oh dear, got it wrong again!  Not very clued up on this sort of thing.

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Re: Dating two photos of the Watson Family
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 25 July 17 04:06 BST (UK) »
The back of Girl Guide's photo. (It looks like it's the photo of the lady, going by the damage at the top.)
Convicts: COSIER (1791); LEADBEATER (1791); SINGLETON (& PARKINSON) (1792); STROUD (1793); BARNES (aka SYDNEY) (1800); DAVIS (1804); CLARK (1806); TYLER (1810); COWEN (1818); ADAMS[ON] (1821); SMITH (1827); WHYBURN (1827); HARBORNE (1828).
Commoners: DOUGAN (1844); FORD (1849); JOHNSTON (1850); BEATTIE (& LONG) (1856); BRICKLEY (1883).
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Re: Dating two photos of the Watson Family
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 25 July 17 04:08 BST (UK) »
And a couple of clean-ups. Cheers, Peter.
Convicts: COSIER (1791); LEADBEATER (1791); SINGLETON (& PARKINSON) (1792); STROUD (1793); BARNES (aka SYDNEY) (1800); DAVIS (1804); CLARK (1806); TYLER (1810); COWEN (1818); ADAMS[ON] (1821); SMITH (1827); WHYBURN (1827); HARBORNE (1828).
Commoners: DOUGAN (1844); FORD (1849); JOHNSTON (1850); BEATTIE (& LONG) (1856); BRICKLEY (1883).
Outlaws: MCGREGOR (1883) & ass. clans, Glasgow, Glenquaich, Glenalmond and Glengyle.