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Dating/Restoration please (Unknown Female Subject) - 1800s?
« on: Friday 11 March 22 13:55 GMT (UK) »
I'm wondering if this beautiful pic can be dated by the clothing & surrounding frame please?

The photo is from a collection of David Whyte (1841-1905) studio in Inverness, Scotland

What is unusual is possibly a Caribbean woman in Inverness, Scotland in that period i.e. any suggestions of why would be helpful.

I think her headwear may be significant too (hopefully)?

Can anyone work out a possible age for the woman too please?

I'd be very grateful if it could be restored too please.


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Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

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Re: Dating/Restoration please (Unknown Female Subject) - 1800s?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 11 March 22 15:50 GMT (UK) »
Is it headwear or hairwear? 

I would say she looks relatively young, say 18.
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Re: Dating/Restoration please (Unknown Female Subject) - 1800s?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 11 March 22 16:14 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Dating/Restoration please (Unknown Female Subject) - 1800s?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 11 March 22 16:24 GMT (UK) »
Is it headwear or hairwear? 

I would say she looks relatively young, say 18.

I thought she may be wearing a cap, difficult to determine but as she has very afro/curly hair, I thought the top of her head looked relatively flat & a different colour?

Thanks japeflakes, it looks so much better!

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

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Re: Dating/Restoration please (Unknown Female Subject) - 1800s?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 11 March 22 21:36 GMT (UK) »
A couple from me. I think it's all just tightly curled hair, and I agree with Milliepede about her age: say late teen to 20-ish.
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Re: Dating/Restoration please (Unknown Female Subject) - 1800s?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 11 March 22 21:43 GMT (UK) »
Those are fantastic, Peter  :)

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Re: Dating/Restoration please (Unknown Female Subject) - 1800s?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 11 March 22 21:56 GMT (UK) »
Those are fantastic, Peter  :)

Absolutely, very clear, thank you!

Peter, would you mind if I use a copy of either (with credit to yourself) please as the enhancement makes such a difference?

I'm hoping someone can date the clothing &/or the frame to help further in ID of the woman?

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

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Re: Dating/Restoration please (Unknown Female Subject) - 1800s?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 12 March 22 02:47 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Gadget ;D

And thanks, Annie  ;D Yes, please use whatever you like; that's what they're for.

Peter
Convicts: COSIER (1791); LEADBEATER (1791); SINGLETON (& PARKINSON) (1792); STROUD (1793); BARNES (aka SYDNEY) (1800); DAVIS (1804); CLARK (1806); TYLER (1810); COWEN (1818); ADAMS[ON] (1821); SMITH (1827); WHYBURN (1827); HARBORNE (1828).
Commoners: DOUGAN (1844); FORD (1849); JOHNSTON (1850); BEATTIE (& LONG) (1856); BRICKLEY (1883).
Outlaws: MCGREGOR (1883) & ass. clans, Glasgow, Glenquaich, Glenalmond and Glengyle.

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Re: Dating/Restoration please (Unknown Female Subject) - 1800s?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 12 March 22 03:57 GMT (UK) »
Yes, please use whatever you like; that's what they're for.

Thank you, I will do so in the next few days.

It would be so good to find out who the family were, of that culture in the 1800s in Highland Inverness, Scotland.

Hoping others can come up with possibilities/leads?

My thought was possibly the father was a Serviceman who returned with his wife?

It's such an unusual beautiful pic.

Annie

South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"