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Photo dating help please
« on: Tuesday 30 March 21 15:01 BST (UK) »
This CDV has been found in a box of ephemeria.

Apparently W V Amey of Landport was a prolific photographer between 1875 and 1898, the internet has more than a sprinkling of his works.

But can you give a more approximate date?

The photo belongs to the wife of my dad's first cousin. She has no idea which side of her family it comes from. I said I would ask for opinions.
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Re: Photo dating help please
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 30 March 21 18:06 BST (UK) »
dawnsh
W A Avery  are listed in The Portsmouth 1898 Street directory... at

https://pubwiki.co.uk/Hampshire/Portsmouth1898/CommercialroadWest1898.shtml

So possibly late Victorian..
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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 30 March 21 18:18 BST (UK) »
I would say its earlier than that.

I think it's more likely to be 1875-1885, given the ladies outfit and the back.

 I'd like to see what Carol and Jim say.

Gadget

PS W V Amey:

http://pic.nypl.org/constituents/312754

so early 1880s maybe.

Add - https://natlib.govt.nz/records/22374388  give date from 1875  to 1898
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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 March 21 18:20 BST (UK) »
How old do these people look
If your cousin's wife has approximate birth years could she work out family

Would it be worth listing the potential great grandfather s surnames in case anyone recognises them were all of them from Portsmouth area ?

It's a great photo
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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 30 March 21 18:21 BST (UK) »
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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 30 March 21 18:27 BST (UK) »
I agree with gadget about an earlier date

If they are wearing their best clothes and are middle aged the fashions may be from some years earlier than photo was actually taken

Did Avery change his frames or backdrop s over the.years

Also love the advice snippet from.photographer.
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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 30 March 21 18:30 BST (UK) »
The back suggests late 1870s to early 1880s

http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~victorianphotographs/history/time/back80.htm

rounded corners were also introduced around then.
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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 11:14 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for your helpful insights.

Greatly appreciated.
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Sherry-Paddington & Marylebone,
Longhurst-Ealing & Capel, Abinger, Ewhurst & Ockley,
Chandler-Chelsea