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Offline shaun

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Help dating photo of mystery woman sat in a chair
« on: Thursday 16 May 19 11:12 BST (UK) »
Hello,

We found this photo, amongst some old family pictures, so believe it to be somebody in our family. Although we have no idea who it is. Would somebody be able to help me narrow down a date, and maybe an approx age, so that I might at least be able to work out which generation in my family tree to look at.

thanks

Shaun

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Re: Help dating photo of mystery woman sat in a chair
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 May 19 22:36 BST (UK) »
Hi Shaun...it looks like it could be early 1900s, could you post the back if you have it please, is it a postcard? She doesn't look to have grey hair so maybe 50s
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Re: Help dating photo of mystery woman sat in a chair
« Reply #2 on: Friday 17 May 19 09:48 BST (UK) »
I agree, the chair is clearly late Victorian, but the simple trim dress suggests the first decades of the 20th century, I'd guess Edwardian era, though it could be even later, I have a photo of my gt-grandmother (probably taken in Birmingham) in an almost identical dress with similar locket etc, which dates from the 1910's or early 1920's.
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Re: Help dating photo of mystery woman sat in a chair
« Reply #3 on: Friday 17 May 19 09:53 BST (UK) »
I agree that it is well into the 20th century and possibly 1914ish
I also have a family member in similar attire from around that year.

I think she is unmarried and aged in her early to mid fifties.
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Re: Help dating photo of mystery woman sat in a chair
« Reply #4 on: Friday 17 May 19 10:33 BST (UK) »
Thankyou very much everyone,

So going from these estimations, we could be looking at a birth date 0f around 1870-1880?

this could be great. Because I have a Kate Pearson b.1880 in my tree, She married a Thomas Bristow. And amongst the photo's where we found this picture was a photo that had written, "Old Grandad Bristow" on the back. so we knew that was him. If this photo was in the same collection of belongings, there is a good chance it might be Kate Pearson we are looking at.

The other potential person I thought it could be was born in 1853, so a bit older and less likely.

Carol, I have asked my mum to snap a pic of the back of the photograph and send it to me, so as soon as she has done so, I will add it to see if that gives any more info.

thanks everyone,

Shaun

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Re: Help dating photo of mystery woman sat in a chair
« Reply #5 on: Friday 17 May 19 10:36 BST (UK) »
Those hands have not had an easy life. Look at the left hand; [in the photo].

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Re: Help dating photo of mystery woman sat in a chair
« Reply #6 on: Friday 17 May 19 10:50 BST (UK) »
This family lived on farms the whole time that I have them on census forms. Could tough farm labour work do that to ones hands?

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Re: Help dating photo of mystery woman sat in a chair
« Reply #7 on: Friday 17 May 19 12:35 BST (UK) »
Hi Shaun.

If the subject is in their 50's; I'm a gold card farmer who now has had Dupuytrens straightening of fingers on both hands, but they never looked to me, as bad as those two do.

Initially I thought a didgit may have been missing, [hence blow up] which could have narrowed down your search of possible candidates. Now I'm assuming they are just long fingers, where inherited arthritis, may have been the cause of their distress.

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Re: Help dating photo of mystery woman sat in a chair
« Reply #8 on: Friday 17 May 19 12:55 BST (UK) »
I would agree around WW1-early 20's.
So I would suggest someone born around 1860 +/- 5 years.
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