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Photo date help please - Constance Baggaley
« on: Tuesday 23 February 21 13:52 GMT (UK) »
Hello, new here and would really appreciate some help dating the attached photograph. Iíve been told itís my g g grandmother Constance Josephine Baggaley (nee Underwood, 1863-1936, lived in and around Manchester, UK, all her life). But I have photos of another lady who I think is more likely to be Constance because of the other people that appear in photographs with her. Iíd love any opinions on a likely decade and how old this lady looks. The physical photograph is on glossy paper measuring 8x6 inches in a Star Photography, Leigh-on-Sea card folder, but I think this might be a red herring and it may be a copy taken from an earlier photograph? As members of the family didnít move to Leigh-on-Sea until around the 1940s and Iím sure the photo was taken earlier than that (if it IS Constance it must have been taken earlier as she died in 1936). I havenít been able to find dates for the studio. Thanks in advance

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Re: Photo date help please - Constance Baggaley
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 21:51 GMT (UK) »
Early 1900's?  The lace collar on her blouse reminds me of that time. 

If it was your lady born 1863 I would say she looks around 40+ there so could be her.

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Re: Photo date help please - Constance Baggaley
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 22:02 GMT (UK) »
I think it might be late 1930s or into the 1940s but not sure.  I'll draw Carol's attention to this.

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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 22:13 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Photo date help please - Constance Baggaley
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 22:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi and welcome to RootsChat, I don't think it's who you think it is, it's too modern for the date that you suggest, I would be more inclined to think it was taken in the 30s or even the 40s. It's more likely to be the next generation.
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Re: Photo date help please - Constance Baggaley
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 22:38 GMT (UK) »
Glad we both seem to think it's that vintage, Carol. I couldn't see it as the earlier date. The hair, earrings and makeup suggested that era to me.

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Re: Photo date help please - Constance Baggaley
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 22:43 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I agree, also the collar on the blouse. Also, if it was Early Edwardian, the format would have been either a cabinet card or a postcard photo.
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Re: Photo date help please - Constance Baggaley
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 22:46 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I agree, also the collar on the blouse.
Carol

Just noticed the edging - I missed that.

It reminds me of my father's two sisters in law. Both had hairstyles like that.  :D
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Re: Photo date help please - Constance Baggaley
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 11:20 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all so much for your replies. 1930s or 40s would make it someone else, which I had hoped would be the case, but now to try and work out who! Also, if it is an original taken at the studio in Leigh-on-Sea as per the card it is in, I guess some more digging into when that studio was active would help - wish me luck  :)