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Dating a Postcard
« on: Friday 17 August 18 16:33 BST (UK) »
Please can anyone date this postcard?
I think I read that the lines or lack of down the center of postcards help date them.
This one has faint T shaped lines at the top, I'm hoping will help date it.
I've added the front in case the layout helps as well.
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Re: Dating a Postcard
« Reply #1 on: Friday 17 August 18 19:46 BST (UK) »
Going by the girls bobbed hairstyle Id say late twenties to thirties.
The heavy fringe is classic for that time.
Hope this helps.
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Re: Dating a Postcard
« Reply #2 on: Friday 17 August 18 20:09 BST (UK) »
Yes, thank you, that helps.

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Re: Dating a Postcard
« Reply #3 on: Friday 17 August 18 21:19 BST (UK) »
I'd have to agree, late 20s to 30s.
I just like to do photo restores.

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« Reply #4 on: Friday 17 August 18 22:16 BST (UK) »
I would agree with 1930s.
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Re: Dating a Postcard
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 18 August 18 00:12 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your suggestion everyone.
I only got these today.
When I saw these photos first I thought they were the first 4 children of the family but that would mean the girl in the photo above was born 1905 which wouldn't fit with the dates all of you agree on.

If they are children born later than it may mean this is the only photo of the child on the mother's lap.
He died 1928, but the child looks to be sitting up straight which wouldn't fit either as he had a twisted spine. Pity it's so hard to see. I'll have to try and clean it up, I have high res versions to work with.
It's not easy as she had 9 children.

Just remembered the dress the girl is wearing is in another photo on a girl born 1913, it could have been a hand me down of course but if it is her the date would fit better and the child on the mother lap could be older than he looks and be the child that died 1928.

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Re: Dating a Postcard
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 18 August 18 01:18 BST (UK) »
in this new photo, it looks like the lady wears this style of outfit from the mid 1910s. However, there seem to be a modification of it with shoulder straps as well.

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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 18 August 18 03:33 BST (UK) »
Beg to differ, but I think the lady's dress is wider and the hemline much wider than in the picture shown.   I think it is later than 1910ish!

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Re: Dating a Postcard
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 18 August 18 08:50 BST (UK) »
I agree with Wiggy on the second photo. It looks late mid 1910s to early 1920s to me.
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