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Title: Date photo by Allan Ramsden please
Post by: JenB on Tuesday 12 May 20 11:59 BST (UK)
Please can you help me with a date for this CdV by Allan Ramsden please?
I am guessing some time in the 1880's, but only because of the fact that I know he was based in Hexham at that time.
Any assistance will be gratefully received  :)

Dating only required please, no restoration needed  :)
Title: Re: Date photo by Allan Ramsden please
Post by: Treetotal on Tuesday 12 May 20 15:21 BST (UK)
I would suggest an 1880s date too.
Carol
Title: Re: Date photo by Allan Ramsden please
Post by: Gadget on Tuesday 12 May 20 15:24 BST (UK)
Agree - early 1880s I think.
Title: Re: Date photo by Allan Ramsden please
Post by: JenB on Tuesday 12 May 20 15:28 BST (UK)
Super, thank you both. Is his beard a 'Newgate frill'?
Title: Re: Date photo by Allan Ramsden please
Post by: Gadget on Tuesday 12 May 20 15:33 BST (UK)
Yes.   I gather it was named after the hanging rope that was used in the hangings at Newgate prison.
Title: Re: Date photo by Allan Ramsden please
Post by: Treetotal on Tuesday 12 May 20 15:36 BST (UK)
You are gathering together a nice collection Jen and they all seem to be in quite good condition....Is Allan Ramsden your adopted Great Granddad?  ;D WHEN i look at photos with men sporting Newgate Frill beards, they always look ready to fall off  ;D
Carol
Title: Re: Date photo by Allan Ramsden please
Post by: JenB on Tuesday 12 May 20 16:12 BST (UK)
Is Allan Ramsden your adopted Great Granddad?  ;D

Itís beginning to feel like it  :-X
Title: Re: Date photo by Allan Ramsden please
Post by: jim1 on Tuesday 12 May 20 16:32 BST (UK)
Late 1870's. Cardstock also from that decade.
The long bodice & loose fitting sleeves are a bit of a giveaway.