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Re: Hoping to date this photo of boy with train
« Reply #9 on: Monday 16 April 18 09:47 BST (UK) »
I think the two women are very much alike.
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Re: Hoping to date this photo of boy with train
« Reply #10 on: Monday 16 April 18 10:01 BST (UK) »
I think the two women are very much alike.
Carol

and they have very similar noses and cheeks to the man in the middle  :)
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Re: Hoping to date this photo of boy with train
« Reply #11 on: Monday 16 April 18 12:24 BST (UK) »
Had a go at a restore but can't really do it justice; too blocky.

I agree with Carol and Gadget that the two women look very much like sisters, more so than the men being brothers.

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Re: Hoping to date this photo of boy with train
« Reply #12 on: Monday 16 April 18 16:39 BST (UK) »
Thank you Carol, Gadget and McGroger for your interesting opinions regarding the subjects' relationships and also McGroger for the restore. All given me fresh hope of an answer. Cynfran
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Re: Hoping to date this photo of boy with train
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 10:10 BST (UK) »
Was this taken in America? The locomotive the child is holding has a spark arrester that he is hiolding it by and spark arresters were widely used in the States. The date of the locomotive would be anything from 1860 onwards but I agree that the photo would be around 1895.

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Re: Hoping to date this photo of boy with train
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 19:29 BST (UK) »
Thanks AJ110. What an interesting idea regarding the train, well spotted! It opens up a whole new 'can of worms'!
Your and Treetotal's time frame makes for a useful line of searching, there were indeed family members who emigrated to America and the picture could well have been a memento of loved ones who were unlikely to be seen again.
Thanks also to mowsehowse for your comments, sorry I missed your post at first go.
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