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Offline peharris95

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Help Please
« on: Sunday 25 February 18 13:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi Folk's, Help required to decipher the writing on the back of this picture postcard from around 1915-1930 in Salford, Lancashire, on the rear of the card is a picture of my Grandma 1882-1929, she is posing with the local rag and bone man and holding a Pidgeon, Pic currently on (Old Photographs Forum).

The way the number 7 is crossed is interesting and I can make out the word "Pidgeon" but not much else, thank you for any attempts at this.

Cheers, Peter.

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Re: Help Please
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 25 February 18 13:21 GMT (UK) »
Top right   
does it say '20x16'
and underneath that  'paper'
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Re: Help Please
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 25 February 18 13:25 GMT (UK) »
I think bottom says

Most of lady only
with pigeon
Photo* out B Gray

*??? maybe Black on second look
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Re: Help Please
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 25 February 18 13:27 GMT (UK) »
Might help:

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Re: Help Please
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 25 February 18 13:35 GMT (UK) »
Also

Oval 12/6

B&W P(xxxx) 7


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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 25 February 18 13:53 GMT (UK) »
Thinking back to my days of chemical photo printing. I think there was a photo paper size of  20x16 ins.

Could it be instructions/ideas to a printer for an enlargement and (possibly) printed with a white vignette - hence the 'oval'


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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 25 February 18 14:21 GMT (UK) »
Thinking back to my days of chemical photo printing. I think there was a photo paper size of  20x16 ins.

Could it be instructions/ideas to a printer for an enlargement and (possibly) printed with a white vignette - hence the 'oval'


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My thoughts too about instructions for a reprint & framing.  :)
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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 25 February 18 14:35 GMT (UK) »
Found a paper size that matches - Imperial Copy Draught = 16x 20 ins.  Also, the current   A3+ photo paper* is very close.

* based on standard photo paper sizes.

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Re: Help Please
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 25 February 18 17:45 GMT (UK) »
If it is instructions, it could be something like:

Most of lady only with pigeon Blanked out

Maybe. Possibly.  ;D

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