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photo date? Owens/Shipley family Derbyshire
« on: Tuesday 30 March 21 16:55 BST (UK) »
Would anyone who knows something about the fashions of the times be able to date either of these photos please?
Not 100% certain which family member the old lady featured in both is and a date could be a great help in figuring out the rest of the group photo too.  I have a feeling the group photo pre-dates the solo portrait, but would love to hear anyone's views.
RATCLIFFE, BARLOW, BERESFORD, BLOOR, BYATT, DAKIN, KENT, LEES, MORTON, NORCLIFFE, OAKS, OSBORNE, PARKS, RICHARDSON, ROBINSON, SORTON, WETTON, WARRINGTON, WATTS, WOOD, WOLVERSCROFT (all from the Staffordshire Moorlands) - and specific interest in anyone who at any time lived in or around the village of ALTON

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Re: photo date? Owens/Shipley family Derbyshire
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 10:43 BST (UK) »
1st. is around mid 1890's +/- a couple of years.
2nd. is 1880's about a decade earlier.
Unusual to see an elderly lady wearing up to date clothes
but she is in both photos so quite a stylish lady.
The children are 2 girls & a boy.
Very young children of both sexes were often dressed the same
so some photographers added toys to denote which one.
Boys often had toy horses or hoops etc. & girls baskets or dolls etc.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from