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Re: A tricky one in a mourning locket - any ideas of date please?
« Reply #18 on: Friday 27 March 20 11:51 GMT (UK) »
I was thinking standing but it is hard to be certain.  The other person standing and if it was father and daughter he would naturally be taller especially if she was a teenager and still blooming. 
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Re: A tricky one in a mourning locket - any ideas of date please?
« Reply #19 on: Friday 27 March 20 17:45 GMT (UK) »
Some excellent thoughts there. The locket is Jet (they lived close enough to Whitby and there was quite a bit of jet in my nannaís house - itís very shiny on the outside and stiff as can be to open up.  I canít get the picture out unfortunately and thereís nothing on the other side space.

I naturally thought she was sitting - my thought was it was a wedding pic and thatís what Iíve seen before with husbandís proprietorial hand on shoulder.  The hair kinda threw me because Ive not often see it down in pictures but it looks like she had an unmanageable amount of it so it may have been her pride and joy.  My other thought was that this would have been in a coal mining Durham village where maybe the niceties of style in society didnít apply but otoh it looks like she was well dolled up for the occasion, whatever it was.


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Re: A tricky one in a mourning locket - any ideas of date please?
« Reply #20 on: Friday 27 March 20 17:58 GMT (UK) »
I think you need to be careful here & not to try and hammer this in to someone you would like it to be.
What you've said contradicts what everyone is saying to you in that this is a girl around 15.
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Re: A tricky one in a mourning locket - any ideas of date please?
« Reply #21 on: Friday 27 March 20 18:18 GMT (UK) »
I think it late 1860s 1870s from the style of her hat and hair and not sure if she wearing choker or not.
Reminds me a bit of queen Alexandra's style


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Re: A tricky one in a mourning locket - any ideas of date please?
« Reply #22 on: Friday 27 March 20 19:04 GMT (UK) »
It does look like a choker now you mention it. These were popular in the 1870's & made a comeback during the Edwardian Era as you say.
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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.
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Re: A tricky one in a mourning locket - any ideas of date please?
« Reply #23 on: Friday 27 March 20 19:18 GMT (UK) »
I think 15 and no older. Maybe she died at that age and it is her last photo.
Do you have anyone who died around that age in that era ?
Who did the locket belong to ?

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Re: A tricky one in a mourning locket - any ideas of date please?
« Reply #24 on: Friday 27 March 20 20:14 GMT (UK) »
I suppose we are assuming that the photo is of the age she died.  It might be that it was a special photo for the person to remember them by
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Re: A tricky one in a mourning locket - any ideas of date please?
« Reply #25 on: Friday 27 March 20 20:20 GMT (UK) »
I've tried to get greater definition ... is her hair down at her right side or is it a veil from the hat?
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Re: A tricky one in a mourning locket - any ideas of date please?
« Reply #26 on: Friday 27 March 20 22:17 GMT (UK) »
I assumed it was all hair and nothing but the hair. 
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