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How old is this photo? it could be my ancestor Doris Mallett
« on: Wednesday 06 February 19 18:06 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to identify the person in this photo and was wondering if anyone can tell me how old they think it is. I suspect it could be my ancestor Doris Mallett b. 1899 in Norwich but was wondering if anybody else thinks that date looks right? Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: How old is this photo? it could be my ancestor Doris Mallett
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 22:11 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

Are you able to post the back of the photo also - that will help those who are good at dating.

I suspect your guess is pretty good.  Looks like early 1900s to me - but I am no expert.

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Re: How old is this photo? it could be my ancestor Doris Mallett
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 22:20 GMT (UK) »
I agree with Wiggy, early 1900s and I would say she is about 5 or 6.
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Re: How old is this photo? it could be my ancestor Doris Mallett
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 22:20 GMT (UK) »
Here is the reverse
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Re: How old is this photo? it could be my ancestor Doris Mallett
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 23:36 GMT (UK) »
 ;)  Thanks for that!   It will help those who know!

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Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: How old is this photo? it could be my ancestor Doris Mallett
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 07 February 19 00:01 GMT (UK) »
John W Gavin was at 85 St Giles Street, Norwich in 1901 but not in the previous two censuses or the next one.


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Re: How old is this photo? it could be my ancestor Doris Mallett
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 07 February 19 00:06 GMT (UK) »
Death, Q4, 1903, Norwich - John William Gavin, aged 49.


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Re: How old is this photo? it could be my ancestor Doris Mallett
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 07 February 19 00:11 GMT (UK) »
Bit more

Local Directories have him at the Giles Street address 1896-1904. I assume that the 1904 directory was printed before he died.

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Re: How old is this photo? it could be my ancestor Doris Mallett
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 07 February 19 09:46 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much for your help. I can't find much else about the studio myself. If the studio was only open from 1894-1904 then that would fit with the photo being taken around 03/04. Doris would've been aged 4 or 5 which looks right to me.
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