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photograph in Cape Town for dating
« on: Saturday 21 January 17 03:06 GMT (UK) »
This may be an impossible task, but is it possible to work out the date of this photograph? It is about 15 x 12 cm on plain card. On the back is written in faint pencil "cottage ... Cape Town". I have attached enlargements of the men and carriage in the photograph if that helps at all.

Any suggestions most appreciated.

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Re: photograph in Cape Town for dating
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 21 January 17 12:43 GMT (UK) »
slight tweak...

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Re: photograph in Cape Town for dating
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 21 January 17 16:06 GMT (UK) »
Looking at the car I would say 1890's - v. early 1900's.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: photograph in Cape Town for dating
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 January 17 17:16 GMT (UK) »
The carriage seems very unusual in that the drivers seat is a long way forward of the front axle.

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Re: photograph in Cape Town for dating
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 22 January 17 00:31 GMT (UK) »
Thank you handypandy, that is a bit clearer.  :D

Thanks Jim. I thought it was a car, but my OH didn't think so. The family who the photograph belonged to lived in Cape Town around 1840-1860 before moving to Australia, now I just have to figure out why they would have this photo. Must have been given to them much later.

Will do a bit of research trying to find out what type of car it is.

Thank you all once again!