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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Writing on the back of a portrait
« on: Wednesday 09 August 17 20:39 BST (UK)  »
Hi Carol, yes the the two portraits are very similar in style.

Have you thought about getting into them? It took a while but I just had to look inside

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Possible misspelling?
« on: Wednesday 09 August 17 12:45 BST (UK)  »
It might be worth trying to seek out that marriage entry so you can make a judgement on what is written.

Mary and Margt can look similar.  :-\

If this is the correct marriage you would expect more children between the marriage in 1793 and the birth of Peter in 1799.

Yes this looks to be the case!

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Writing on the back of a portrait
« on: Wednesday 09 August 17 12:39 BST (UK)  »
It's hard to guess her age in the photo but my Grandads mother was born in 1886 so if the portait was done in the 20's to 30's that would make her about 35 to 45 years old in the portrait???

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Writing on the back of a portrait
« on: Wednesday 09 August 17 11:37 BST (UK)  »
Well it seems at though Anne on replies 20/21 was on the right lines then.

You didn't actually show us the picture in its frame did you?

Are you saying that the frame is a mirror one or that there is a mirror border?

Mirror border about 2 inches thick

It's old and degraded though, didn't hit me until Anne mentioned it !

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Writing on the back of a portrait
« on: Wednesday 09 August 17 10:20 BST (UK)  »
I THINK I'VE CRACKED IT

This thing was sealed shut in a very unusual frame, it took 12 nails to get it out of a MIRROR border which was plated over oak wood. I wonder, could 1839/15 be measurements of some kind and mirror was the type of frame ordered.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Writing on the back of a portrait
« on: Wednesday 09 August 17 10:00 BST (UK)  »
I don't know. So frustrating, the word has been quite heavily underlined too, suggesting significance I guess

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Writing on the back of a portrait
« on: Tuesday 08 August 17 18:05 BST (UK)  »

Was the pic found amongst family possessions?

Why not list all of the (sur?)names in your family and then let us all see if we can make any fit?

Yes we assumed it was my Grandads mother

ANDERSON
TAYLOR
NESBITT
HOLLINGSHEAD
SNAITH
NANSON

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Writing on the back of a portrait
« on: Tuesday 08 August 17 14:13 BST (UK)  »
Definitely not 1839!  1920's/1930's maybe?

So maybe 1839 is the reference number for that customer with 15 being the 15th one done of a series of photos.

Is that writing on the bottom right hand corner, or scribbles of some kind?

Just scribbles

Maybe the writing is just studio information. We assumed she was Ellen Hollingshead who became Ellen Anderson after marriage. But that doesn't look like the signature. None of the guesses so far ring a bell either.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Writing on the back of a portrait
« on: Tuesday 08 August 17 13:29 BST (UK)  »
Hi

? Customer worksheet number / item within worksheet
? Customer name?

? Allard ?

Ray

Customer name - What though? Can't read it for the life of me

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