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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 18:15 GMT (UK) »
These photos will probably mean the world to someone. The question is who? lol.

I hope they are re-united with the owner. Well done to you for saving them. Maybe a cornwall family history society can put the word out for you?

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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 18:25 GMT (UK) »
Great photos.  Let's see more.  I'm also trying to identify people from an old photo collection.
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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 18:32 GMT (UK) »
The old Gent with the white beard looks like Sigmund Freud. It would be amazing if it was him. Im sure there are lots of old gents with white beards lol.

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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 18:38 GMT (UK) »
"A quiet Puff" taken in Egypt or similar - cactus in the photo, so a family with overseas service connections?
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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 18:42 GMT (UK) »
Is the item "at the door".  An African drum I wonder?
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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 18:58 GMT (UK) »

You may be correct ScouseBoy. To me it looks like some kind of seat?

Looks as if some oriental figures are tending to an ox/animal of the side of it.


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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 19:19 GMT (UK) »
Ok, I think its called a Chinese Drum Seat/Stool.

If you notice on that black and white picture there are holes in the side. I wonder if this was to place some poles through to carry it?

Some pictures here from ebay of Drum Seat/Stool. It also has holes in the side.





http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marvelous-Antique-Chinese-Porcelain-Drum-Stool-With-Fabulous-Details-/282245416592?hash=item41b7234690:g:i3wAAOSw8gVX-Spa

So those people must of been wealthy I think.

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/quick-history-chinese-garden-s-128824


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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 19:21 GMT (UK) »
"A quiet Puff" taken in Egypt or similar - cactus in the photo, so a family with overseas service connections?
. You probably know that Egypt was very close to the British Empire right up to 1945 or soon after. There were a lot of British company's  based there.
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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 19:33 GMT (UK) »
Certainly must have been wealthy to leave something like that outside! Perhaps using it as an umbrella stand?

I wonder if the soldier is about to depart for somewhere, is that a trunk behind him?
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