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A J MacEach(e)/(a)n - Identify Dress/Uniform, Date, Age & Restore please?
« on: Saturday 02 January 21 03:56 GMT (UK) »
Happy New Year all!

I hope I'm not asking for too much  :P

I'm unsure if his dress is a uniform, what his age is in this photo or when it was likely taken so looking for thoughts?

I do have info. on A J MacE but would like opinions to help with the accuracy of the info. re the photo please?

Annie
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Re: A J MacEach(e)/(a)n - Identify Dress/Uniform, Date, Age & Restore please?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 02 January 21 12:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi Annie, Happy New Year to you too, is there any chance that you could scan the photo at 300dpi please as this is a very low 96dpi and quite a small file at 42kbs, you can post up to 500kbs on here.
Also, it would help to date the photo if you could post a scan of the back including the corners.
His outfit doesn't look like a uniform just standard menswear.
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Re: A J MacEach(e)/(a)n - Identify Dress/Uniform, Date, Age & Restore please?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 02 January 21 13:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi Carol,

Sorry I can't do any better with a scan as this is a copy & I have no access to the original.

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

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Re: A J MacEach(e)/(a)n - Identify Dress/Uniform, Date, Age & Restore please?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 January 21 13:31 GMT (UK) »
I could be waaay off with this but here goes ...

I am getting a seafaring/coastal vibe from this photo.
1890s era?
Age about 30 but could be younger.

Difficult to make out, but is he wearing boots up to his knees?

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Re: A J MacEach(e)/(a)n - Identify Dress/Uniform, Date, Age & Restore please?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 02 January 21 13:39 GMT (UK) »
I've down loaded and enlarged to see what I could find around the head and neck.  It looks as if he's wearing a  tammie and also a tartan scarf* in this snip. The rustic setting and double breasted jacket suggests 1880s to me but not sure about the cap and scarf/shirt  :-\


I'll see if I can do some restoration to it later today.

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Re: A J MacEach(e)/(a)n - Identify Dress/Uniform, Date, Age & Restore please?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 02 January 21 13:43 GMT (UK) »
The neck area isn't very clear is it Gadget, you can see it is a berry of sorts...I thought it was a necktie or scarf around his neck but that would be unusual with a double breasted coat, it could be damage. I would say he was in his late 20s early 30s.
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Re: A J MacEach(e)/(a)n - Identify Dress/Uniform, Date, Age & Restore please?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 02 January 21 13:48 GMT (UK) »
I also thought he was wearing a scarf, but I think the part I saw as scarf is damage to the photo. Now I think I see a dark 'shirt' under the jacket.  :-\

Annie, is there any chance of you getting a clearer copy of the photo? I'm sure there is a lot of detail we are missing.  :)

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Re: A J MacEach(e)/(a)n - Identify Dress/Uniform, Date, Age & Restore please?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 02 January 21 13:52 GMT (UK) »
He looks to have something in his jacket pocket - I wonder if this is something significant (intentionally staged by the photographer)? He looks very unhappy.  :(

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« Reply #8 on: Saturday 02 January 21 14:04 GMT (UK) »
He looks to have something in his jacket pocket - I wonder if this is something significant (intentionally staged by the photographer)? He looks very unhappy.  :(

I think it's a hankie  ;D

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