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Date for this photo of Highland Croft House?
« on: Sunday 27 February 11 21:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

I'd like to know your thoughts on the attached photograph - particularly re the date it may have been taken.

To the left of the house there stands a man and woman - possibly my great grandparents - trouble is, when I zoom in the image gets more and more distorted.  I'm thinking they could be in their 30s?!

Any help much appreciated.

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Re: Date for this photo of Highland Croft House?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 27 February 11 21:45 GMT (UK) »
First...could we see the whole thing uncropped please, and also the back if there is any printing on it?

Second...could we see a very high-resolution scan of the couple please? Drag a box around them on the scanner and scan just that area very high, maybe 2400 dpi or so. Then maybe there'd be something to see...

Otherwise, we're going to have a date range of about 1650 to 1950 ;D

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Re: Date for this photo of Highland Croft House?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 27 February 11 21:52 GMT (UK) »
Unfortunately, I do not have the original photo...just this one electronic copy  :(

This is all I've been able to do with it....

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Re: Date for this photo of Highland Croft House?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 27 February 11 22:02 GMT (UK) »
Can't see a thing :(

If the lady is wearing either a white skirt, or more likely an apron...if the apron is the same length as the skirt, then I might hazard a guess at mid 1920s. But there really isn't enough to see, and the pixellation causes weird artefacts that may be misconstrued as clothing, causing confusion.

When did corrugated steel roofing come out?

Sorry, best I can do... :P
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Re: Date for this photo of Highland Croft House?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 27 February 11 22:09 GMT (UK) »

When did corrugated steel roofing come out?


1829, see

http://www.shirebooks.co.uk/store/Corrugated-Iron-Buildings_9780747807834

A whole book on corrugated iron buildings how wonderful :D

Jan ;)

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Re: Date for this photo of Highland Croft House?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 27 February 11 22:12 GMT (UK) »
Oh.

Well, I suppose the publisher thought there would be enough people fascinated by the subject to make printing it worthwhile.

Hope the author didn't have to give his advance back :P :D
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Re: Date for this photo of Highland Croft House?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 27 February 11 22:18 GMT (UK) »
I dont think it is corrugated iron on the roof of the leanto, for one thing it runs the wrong way. I think it is timber, probably shiplap.
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Re: Date for this photo of Highland Croft House?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 27 February 11 22:20 GMT (UK) »
Wouldn't corrugated run up and down?
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Re: Date for this photo of Highland Croft House?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 27 February 11 22:24 GMT (UK) »
I think the front leanto has a timber roof but the building in the background (and most likely the building that the leanto leans against) looks like corrugated iron.

Jan ;)
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bedfordshire - farr, carver,handley, godfrey, newell, bird, emmerton, underwood,ancell
buckinghamshire- pain
cambridgeshire- bird, carver
hertfordshire- conisbee, bean, saunders, quick,godfrey
derbyshire- allsop, noon
devon - griffin, love, rapsey
dorset- rendall, gale
somerset- rendall, churchill
surrey/middlesex - douglas, conisbee, childs, lyon groombridge