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Title: Leonard and Ada Beauchamp photo date?
Post by: Davedrave on Tuesday 19 October 21 08:32 BST (UK)
Unfortunately this photo is a tiny print about 2.5 inches wide, so it is not very clear. Iím almost certain that it is of Leonard and Ada Beauchamp, my great grandparents, of whom I have a very hazy recollection. Both died aged 91. Ada was born in 1871 and Leonard in 1874. Apparently Ada was very small and Leonard was approaching 6í. The height difference looks less to me here, but I think Leonard is probably standing in the cart rut and Ada is on the raised ground between ruts, which might explain it.

I know Ada had eyesight problems and wore blue-tinted glasses, and the lady in the photo seems to have tinted glasses.

Do the clothes give a clue to date? My father told me of a trip he and my mother and her parents and paternal grandparents made to visit Adaís sister in Warwickshire (where Ada and Leonard once lived on adjoining farms). The trip was in Leonardís posh car, chauffeur-driven by my grandad because despite owning a haulage business (his two sons) Leonard himself couldnít drive ;D ). I wonder if this photo was taken on that trip, in the early 1950ís?
Title: Re: Leonard and Ada Beauchamp photo date?
Post by: Milliepede on Tuesday 19 October 21 11:16 BST (UK)
He certainly looks to have long legs so the tall man fits. 

How old would they be in the early 50's?  They don't look super old. 
Title: Re: Leonard and Ada Beauchamp photo date?
Post by: japeflakes on Tuesday 19 October 21 11:31 BST (UK)
Could be 40's or 50's I would guess
Title: Re: Leonard and Ada Beauchamp photo date?
Post by: Gadget on Tuesday 19 October 21 13:11 BST (UK)
I'd say 1930s-40s.

add - age wise 50s-60s.
Title: Re: Leonard and Ada Beauchamp photo date?
Post by: a-l on Tuesday 19 October 21 15:54 BST (UK)
It could have been early 50's but looks earlier to me.
Title: Re: Leonard and Ada Beauchamp photo date?
Post by: Davedrave on Tuesday 19 October 21 17:21 BST (UK)
Thanks for your suggestions. If it was the early 1950ís then Ada would have been about 80 by then and Leonard about 77. OTOH, if the early  1940ís then the war would have been on, so Iím not sure whether they ran a car then, with petrol rationing, and apparently his wallet had more padlocks than a Scotsmanís, so Iím not sure how much he would have gadded about under the circumstances ;D
Title: Re: Leonard and Ada Beauchamp photo date?
Post by: Gadget on Tuesday 19 October 21 17:53 BST (UK)
 ;D

I did say 30s-40s
Title: Re: Leonard and Ada Beauchamp photo date?
Post by: Davedrave on Tuesday 19 October 21 19:43 BST (UK)
;D

I did say 30s-40s

Yes. I was thinking that they looked a bit older than you suggested, but I suppose that people did generally look older back then, possibly partly hairstyles and hat wearing and other clothes. The parents of a friend of mine in the early 1960ís used to look about 70 when they were probably in their 40ís ;D (it wasnít just my age: my dad always looked remarkably young).
Title: Re: Leonard and Ada Beauchamp photo date?
Post by: Gadget on Tuesday 19 October 21 20:30 BST (UK)
I was just about to reply and my line dropped!

For comparison, this is my great uncle in the mid/late 30s. He was born mid 1870s

Add - He died in 1938.
Title: Re: Leonard and Ada Beauchamp photo date?
Post by: Treetotal on Tuesday 19 October 21 22:32 BST (UK)
;D

I did say 30s-40s

I would agree with Gadget based on family photos that I have.
Carol
Title: Re: Leonard and Ada Beauchamp photo date?
Post by: Davedrave on Wednesday 20 October 21 08:19 BST (UK)
Thanks Carol, Iíll go with you and Gadget.

 Incidentally, I didnít know that Leonard smoked, but when I knew him he was very old, so maybe heíd got too old to bother. Certainly my grandad Harold, his son, smoked anything made of tobacco. Bizarrely, Ada apparently only took up smoking in her mid 70ís! (not in a big way as far as I know).