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Please help date these 2 photos of Samuel Morris and Elizabeth Campbell
« on: Friday 05 December 14 15:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone,

I was wondering if someone could help me date these 2 photos. Samuel was bc 1813 and Elizabeth 1814. It looks like both photos were taken at the same place and time as they appear to be sitting on the same chair.

He looks older than her but that may be because of the white beard and receding hair.

Thanks for taking an interest. It's much appreciated.

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Re: Please help date these 2 photos.
« Reply #1 on: Friday 05 December 14 15:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi

The London Photographic Company were at 304 Regent Street from 1868 - 1884.

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Re: Please help date these 2 photos.
« Reply #2 on: Friday 05 December 14 15:12 GMT (UK) »
Sometime in the 1870's. This would put them at approximately 60ish which looks about right.

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« Reply #3 on: Friday 05 December 14 15:23 GMT (UK) »
Thanks guys!

Do you think Elizabeth is wearing a hat? Or is it her hair with a ribbon hanging to the side?

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Travellers = Penfold, Orchard, James
Devon = Middleton,  Waterfield, Adams, Clark/e, Gould
Cornwall = Palmer, Carnarton, Slack/Smith. Morris/h
Wales, New Quay = James, Evans


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Re: Please help date these 2 photos.
« Reply #4 on: Friday 05 December 14 15:30 GMT (UK) »
Yes Deb I would say she's wearing a hat. I would have put them in their late 40s. It's always a good idea to post the backs if you have them.
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Re: Please help date these 2 photos.
« Reply #5 on: Friday 05 December 14 15:46 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Carol.

I'm not good at estimating ages. If the photographic company opened in 1868 at that address (thanks Hibee) they would have been 55-56 years old.

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Travellers = Penfold, Orchard, James
Devon = Middleton,  Waterfield, Adams, Clark/e, Gould
Cornwall = Palmer, Carnarton, Slack/Smith. Morris/h
Wales, New Quay = James, Evans


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Re: Please help date these 2 photos.
« Reply #6 on: Friday 05 December 14 16:43 GMT (UK) »
Agree with AJ, 1870's & probably mid-late decade as her bodice style is from this time.
Her hat is called a day cap & was favoured by older ladies.
Both taken at the same time by the look of the chair.
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Re: Please help date these 2 photos.
« Reply #7 on: Friday 05 December 14 17:18 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Jim!

I agree that it looks like the are sitting on the same chair except facing in opposite directions.  :)

Carol, I don't have the originals and am hoping that my cousin can get them scanned at at 300dpi so that I can get them coloured or changed to sepia.
Travellers = Penfold, Orchard, James
Devon = Middleton,  Waterfield, Adams, Clark/e, Gould
Cornwall = Palmer, Carnarton, Slack/Smith. Morris/h
Wales, New Quay = James, Evans


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« Reply #8 on: Friday 05 December 14 17:21 GMT (UK) »
I will look forward to that....they are lovely I don't doubt the date....but I still don't think this couple are in their 60s  ::)
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