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Dating an old photograph - Moore family of Chesterfield, UK
« on: Thursday 06 May 21 20:21 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I'd like to ask for some help in dating this photograph, please. It says 'Post Card' and 'British Made' on the reverse.

I think the photo may be of my gg-aunt, although I don't know for definite. She lived from 1887-1925.

Many thanks in advance.  :)
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Re: Dating an old photograph - Moore family of Chesterfield, UK
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 06 May 21 22:18 BST (UK) »
I would say 1920s
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Re: Dating an old photograph - Moore family of Chesterfield, UK
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 06 May 21 22:38 BST (UK) »
So - maybe not who you think it is?

 - I think she looks younger than 30+ doesn't she??     :-\ :-\

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Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
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Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
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Re: Dating an old photograph - Moore family of Chesterfield, UK
« Reply #3 on: Friday 07 May 21 11:08 BST (UK) »
Thank you Carol, I was unsure but thinking somewhere between 1920s and 1940s..... so yes Wiggy, that means it's unlikely to be the person I thought it might be. Never mind!

The mystery continues.....

GaznDon
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Re: Dating an old photograph - Moore family of Chesterfield, UK
« Reply #4 on: Friday 07 May 21 13:55 BST (UK) »
I have a very similiar photo of my mother taken in about 1942, she was born in 1921.


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Re: Dating an old photograph - Moore family of Chesterfield, UK
« Reply #5 on: Friday 07 May 21 20:45 BST (UK) »
Thank you Maid of Kent - much appreciated.  :)
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Re: Dating an old photograph - Moore family of Chesterfield, UK
« Reply #6 on: Friday 07 May 21 22:09 BST (UK) »
Having had a look at women's coats online, I think it's more likely to be 1940s than 1930s. The trench coat style was apparently popular in the 1940s. The coats in the 1930s seem longer and more likely to  have a flair or pleats - whereas the coat this lady is wearing seems like quite a straight simple cut.

I think this website focuses on American fashions rather than British but it gives an indication.

https://vintagedancer.com/1940s/1940s-coats-women/

You have to scroll down quite a bit on this second link for the 1930s coats.

https://vintagedancer.com/1930s/women-1930s-fashion/

Of course, it's not an exact science. Could have been an old coat, or a very new coat, or just what the person had access to?

Hope you find out the answer!
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Re: Dating an old photograph - Moore family of Chesterfield, UK
« Reply #7 on: Friday 07 May 21 22:49 BST (UK) »
After taking a closer look, if it was 1940s I would expect the coat to be shorter, but it could be 1930s.
I have said many times before on here that there are many factors affecting the fashion of the day  and that dating old photo is not an exact science. Hand-me-downs,home made or altered garments to create a different look or whether clothes worn are up to date. Materials were in short supply for some time after the first and second war wars. Also the social background of the wearer.
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Re: Dating an old photograph - Moore family of Chesterfield, UK
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 08 May 21 00:18 BST (UK) »
I think is probalby 1930s rather than 1940s.

This is a tiny pic from 1837:

http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~victorianphotographs/history/date/a1937.htm

and one from 1933:

http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~victorianphotographs/history/date/a1933.htm

Longer coats/dresses appeared post WW2. Earlier 40s clothes were short because of rationing - see

http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~victorianphotographs/history/date/a1943.htm


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PS - I'm sure I had a similar styled coat in the early 1970s (post mini  ;D
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