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Date and restoration request. My great grandparents, linford family.
« on: Wednesday 03 February 21 13:15 GMT (UK) »
I have these photos of my great grandparents, Doris (Todd) and Harry Thomas Linford. They both married, lived and died in (Rugby) Warwickshire. Harry served some time in the Royal Artillery during WWII, and later on raised money for local charities in a group called The Layabouts. I've been told that Doris was a nurse. It's believed that Harry had tuberculosis at some point in his life, he also suffered from angina and eventually a heart attack that resulted in his death. Doris continued to live in their home in Rugby until her passing to bowel cancer in the 90's.

I'd love to get a rough date estimate on these photos. The photos of Harry are relatively small, post card type, portraits with rounded edges. No information on the back unfortunately. Originally sepia.

Would also appreciate if someone could attempt to restore the photo of Doris (also post-card style, with rounded edges. Originally B&W.) It's one of the very few photos we have of her, but isn't in the best of conditions.

Apologies if the photos show too large, I'm not sure how to change that without decreasing the quality.

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Re: Date and restoration request. My great grandparents, linford family.
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 03 February 21 21:24 GMT (UK) »
I'm afraid I'm no good at dating, but others should be along to help you with that.  This is my restoration of Doris Linford
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Re: Date and restoration request. My great grandparents, linford family.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 03 February 21 21:29 GMT (UK) »
I've reduced the size a bit and coloured  it
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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 03 February 21 22:25 GMT (UK) »
I would suggest that the first two of Harry could be 1920s....Doris possibly 1930s and the last one of Harry to be 1940s. The stamp boxes on the reverse of postcards are often useful dating tools, so where possible, it's a good idea to post the backs.

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Re: Date and restoration request. My great grandparents, linford family.
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 03 February 21 22:42 GMT (UK) »
Was Harry born 1920, Rugby and they married 1940, Rugby?

I think the photos look late 1930s-1940s. They just have that 'feel; about them  :-\
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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 03 February 21 22:48 GMT (UK) »
I think there is the name of a Studio on the bottom left of Doris's photo but I can't make it out on the iPad, maybe you can make it out Gadget.
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CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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