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Smith family from Buxton, Derbyshire could someone date this photo please?
« on: Saturday 02 January 21 22:40 GMT (UK) »
Hello, lovely people on Roots Chat. The attached photo is an unknown relative of my wife's, a member of the Smith family from Buxton, Derbyshire, England. An approximate date might help us to pin down the identity of the sitter. The image is on metal. Hope you can help. Many Thanks. Steve.


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Re: Smith family from Buxton, Derbyshire could someone date this photo please?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 03 January 21 16:04 GMT (UK) »
My guess would mid-late 1860s. Cropped for easier viewing.
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Re: Smith family from Buxton, Derbyshire could someone date this photo please?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 03 January 21 19:44 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for re-cropping, Carol. I'm not sure what I did wrong when I resized the image to make it smaller. I've looked at websites to try to date her hat, but just got more confused. One I found would seem to back up your guess, however, as it said that bonnets got higher and away from the face in the 1860s.