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Photo Dating help! 1930s, 1940s or 1950s? Location Suffolk, unknown men
« on: Friday 12 February 21 14:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi!  I am hoping to try and narrow down the decade in which these photos were taken.  I always believed it was the 1950s but a family member thinks the men look more 1930s in their attire.  I have looked online at various examples of suits but it hasn't really helped.  Perhaps the slight sepia photo itself might be more indicative of one of the decades?  Annoyingly, as is the way with a box of inherited photos, there is no writing on the back to tell me who the men are, but I have since found the location of the sundial to be in Suffolk.  Many thanks, Nina

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Re: Photo Dating help! 1930s, 1940s or 1950s? Location Suffolk, unknown men
« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 February 21 15:59 GMT (UK) »
Nice shiny shoes.  I would say they look more modern than 1930's but will await more expert opinions.
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Re: Photo Dating help! 1930s, 1940s or 1950s? Location Suffolk, unknown men
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 February 21 16:02 GMT (UK) »
The last two look 1930s but not sure of the first one - I notice that he's wearing squared off toes to his shoes.

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Re: Photo Dating help! 1930s, 1940s or 1950s? Location Suffolk, unknown men
« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 February 21 16:21 GMT (UK) »
Men are always difficult to date as men's fashion didn't alter as much ladies. Here Is one of mine that was dated to early 1930s. Horace is wearing light coloured shoes and his trousers had turnups too. My first impression was that the first one was 1950s as the trouser legs are narrower.
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Re: Photo Dating help! 1930s, 1940s or 1950s? Location Suffolk, unknown men
« Reply #4 on: Friday 12 February 21 16:22 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Gadget & Milliepede.
Treetotal - i notice the white shoes as in the beach shot - my 3rd photo - look similar?

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« Reply #5 on: Friday 12 February 21 16:25 GMT (UK) »
I've checked my limited supply of 20th century books and think that the first one is also 1930s.  Oxford  pointed toe shoes were in vogue, apparently.
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Re: Photo Dating help! 1930s, 1940s or 1950s? Location Suffolk, unknown men
« Reply #6 on: Friday 12 February 21 16:28 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Gadget - more ticks for the 1930s box than 1950s!  I think all the photos were taken at the same time/on the same holiday - all my family came from and lived in SE London (Bermondsey. Rotherhithe, Deptford, Peckham) and I guess this was a rare holiday to Suffolk.  Looks like the same 2 men walking along the beach in photo 3.  Wish I knew who they were but once I can settle for sure on the correct decade I will be able to go back through my family tree with that in mind and hopefully draw up a list of who they might be.  Nina

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Re: Photo Dating help! 1930s, 1940s or 1950s? Location Suffolk, unknown men
« Reply #7 on: Friday 12 February 21 16:56 GMT (UK) »
Not easy to tell

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Re: Photo Dating help! 1930s, 1940s or 1950s? Location Suffolk, unknown men
« Reply #8 on: Friday 12 February 21 17:05 GMT (UK) »
I don't think the first two were taken on the same day  ::) Just my opinion.
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