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Title: Ellen Hughes - dating of photo
Post by: PabloC on Tuesday 27 October 20 00:26 GMT (UK)
Evening,

I would greatly appreciate any help in dating the attached photo please.

It is titled 'Ellen Hughes' and I believe her to be the sister of my Great, great grandfather. She was born in 1861.

I'm thinking she must be about 30 perhaps in this photo, which would place it as having been taken c.1890.

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Ellen Hughes - dating of photo
Post by: Gadget on Tuesday 27 October 20 09:56 GMT (UK)
It looks mid -late 1880s. Can you scan  the back to check the card stock.
Title: Re: Ellen Hughes - dating of photo
Post by: Milliepede on Tuesday 27 October 20 11:37 GMT (UK)
Was Hughes her maiden name or a married name?  To help with an age for her.  I would say she looks to be in her mid to late 20's.
Title: Re: Ellen Hughes - dating of photo
Post by: PabloC on Tuesday 27 October 20 13:43 GMT (UK)
Hi Gadget, I don't have access to the back of the card unfortunately, but I can ask for this to be checked.

Millipede,

Yes, Hughes was her Maiden name. I'm not sure if she married or not as of yet.

Paul
Title: Re: Ellen Hughes - dating of photo
Post by: Gadget on Tuesday 27 October 20 14:09 GMT (UK)
It looks as if it's been processed - halos around edges and some smudges/blurring  on face.  If you can get a scan if the original we could do better restoration for you.



(still think it's mid-late 1880s)
Title: Re: Ellen Hughes - dating of photo
Post by: Treetotal on Tuesday 27 October 20 22:30 GMT (UK)
So do I.
Carol
Title: Re: Ellen Hughes - dating of photo
Post by: tomkin on Tuesday 27 October 20 23:09 GMT (UK)

 Quick sharpen while Gadget and Carol are faffing about ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ellen Hughes - dating of photo
Post by: Treetotal on Thursday 29 October 20 16:13 GMT (UK)
I'm surprised the poster hasn't picked up on this one, it's really lovely Tomkin.
Carol
Title: Re: Ellen Hughes - dating of photo
Post by: Gadget on Thursday 29 October 20 16:15 GMT (UK)
He's done a lovely job, bless him  :)
Title: Re: Ellen Hughes - dating of photo
Post by: PabloC on Saturday 07 November 20 22:10 GMT (UK)
Hi all,

Apologies for the delay in getting back on here...been a manic week or so.

Many thanks for the restore Tomkin, it's great - really sharpens things up :)

The age and dates suggested seem to tie in with the ancestor in question, and I have only one Ellen Hughes in my tree from this period, so it must be her.

As regards the photo itself, the uploaded photo was a scan of the original, sent to me by a distant relative, and as far as I'm aware, it was not altered in any way prior to emailing.

Many thanks all for your input, especially Tomkin, for the restore.

Paul