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Offline James18

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How old are these photographs?
« on: Thursday 28 April 16 11:33 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

I wondered if anyone could please date these two photographs:





A relative has told me that he believes the old man and woman on the bench to be his great-grandparents, who died between 1890 and 1900. I simply wanted to know whether the photograph could be accurately dated to that period.

The horse and cart photo will be later, but I am not sure exactly when. I would imagine about 1930, judging by who I know to be in the photo.

Could any photography experts please confirm (or not!) these theories?

Thank you. :)
Eighteen -- Hadleigh, Suffolk; Reading, Berkshire
Hendry -- Ballymena, Antrim; Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Wylie -- Ballymena, Antrim; Glasgow, Lanarkshire

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Re: How old are these photographs?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 28 April 16 12:49 BST (UK) »
Photo 1 is just after the turn of the 20th century - 1910 or so. The second is the 1920's coming into the 30's. The trap they are in is, I believe, called a Governess' Cart.

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Re: How old are these photographs?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 28 April 16 12:50 BST (UK) »
I'm going to have a guess at this before the experts give you a more educated opinion ...

I thought that the second photo looked 1930s before I read that is what you believe.
I think the photo of the elderly couple might be 1920s.  :)

Added: AJ beat me to it ....  :)


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Re: How old are these photographs?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 28 April 16 12:55 BST (UK) »
That confirms what I thought about the horse and cart photo, so thanks to you both for that.

However, I am concerned at the 1910+ dating of the other photo, as the man died in 1900 and I think (but am not 100% sure) that his wife died in 1890.

However, if my relative has wrongly identified who is in that photo then it would of course explain the discrepancy.
Eighteen -- Hadleigh, Suffolk; Reading, Berkshire
Hendry -- Ballymena, Antrim; Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Wylie -- Ballymena, Antrim; Glasgow, Lanarkshire

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Re: How old are these photographs?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 April 16 13:21 BST (UK) »
What type of photo is the first one James is it a postcard...are you able to show us the back?
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Re: How old are these photographs?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 April 16 13:23 BST (UK) »
No, sorry, I'm afraid both of those are scans of old photographs sent to me by a relative. I'm not even sure who has the original photos at present.
Eighteen -- Hadleigh, Suffolk; Reading, Berkshire
Hendry -- Ballymena, Antrim; Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Wylie -- Ballymena, Antrim; Glasgow, Lanarkshire

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Re: How old are these photographs?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 28 April 16 13:25 BST (UK) »
I would agree with AJ on the date of the first one...not as early as 1890 and also agree with 1930s on the 2nd photo.
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Re: How old are these photographs?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 08 July 20 21:22 BST (UK) »
Oh my Goodness. I'm in shock, these are my great great grandparents.  Andrew Wylie (Died 1900) and Jane McBride (Died 1890).

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Re: How old are these photographs?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 08 July 20 21:29 BST (UK) »
Hi James,
The dates are correct, Andrew my great - great grandfather died in Balleywatermoy in 1900 and my great-great grandmother died in 1890. My mom has the death certificates.