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Re: A J MacEach(e)/(a)n - Identify Dress/Uniform, Date, Age & Restore please?
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 02 January 21 14:05 GMT (UK) »
Thanks all so far but please don't try anything to restore for now unless only to take out the obvious marks.

I will see if I can make contact with the owner somehow for a better scan?

What I know of who the pic should be is...

A J MacE (variants) b 1890 South Uist - d 1914 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pic possibly taken c 1913/14 - Not sure the owner knows exactly hence hoping an age/date could help?

Well done Ruskie, he was indeed a Seaman & sadly fell to his death aged 23 yrs from a ship Hungarian Prince  :(

I too thought he was sad looking & the date/year would signify beginning of war?

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Re: A J MacEach(e)/(a)n - Identify Dress/Uniform, Date, Age & Restore please?
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 02 January 21 14:06 GMT (UK) »
Yes...hankies in the jacket pocket first became popular in 1880s...this man looks to be in workman's clothes.
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Re: A J MacEach(e)/(a)n - Identify Dress/Uniform, Date, Age & Restore please?
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 02 January 21 14:07 GMT (UK) »
I thought it was a piece of paper.  :)

It's a big hankie - (may have been essential on those cold Scottish days).


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Re: A J MacEach(e)/(a)n - Identify Dress/Uniform, Date, Age & Restore please?
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 02 January 21 14:12 GMT (UK) »
I'm not convinced it's a hankie in his pocket as it seems to cover the whole diameter?

Most hankies I've seen in jacket pockets are purposely shaped with a triangular peak especially for a posed pic?

I don't think it's a scarf, agree it's wear on the pic.

Annie
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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 #13 on: Saturday 02 January 21 14:15 GMT (UK) »
I'm not convinced it's a hankie in his pocket as it seems to cover the whole diameter?

Most hankies I've seen in jacket pockets are purposely shaped with a triangular peak especially for a posed pic?

I don't think it's a scarf, agree it's wear on the pic.

Annie

It's a hankie
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Re: A J MacEach(e)/(a)n - Identify Dress/Uniform, Date, Age & Restore please?
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 02 January 21 14:18 GMT (UK) »
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Re: A J MacEach(e)/(a)n - Identify Dress/Uniform, Date, Age & Restore please?
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 02 January 21 14:21 GMT (UK) »
I had tried to figure out who/why the pic was taken as a camera for the era on South Uist would be rare but possibly the reason was prior to going off to war?

I also tried to work out where it was taken & the lovely home made chair may signify taken at home?

It's a beautiful pic just a shade too dark.

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 #16 on: Saturday 02 January 21 14:23 GMT (UK) »
The 'home made chair' is a rustic bench that most photographers of the period used as props. It was most likely taken in Glagow.
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Re: A J MacEach(e)/(a)n - Identify Dress/Uniform, Date, Age & Restore please?
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 02 January 21 14:26 GMT (UK) »
Annie, when you speak to the owner of the photo, ask them if there are any photographer's names on the photo - it could be embossed on the front or stamped elsewhere. Sometimes you need to angle the photo to catch the light to see the embossing.

I think it was probably taken in a studio. There could be a backdrop image that isn't showing up on this scan.