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Offline karen13

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Dating a photograph maybe Paddington London
« on: Friday 10 June 22 09:15 BST (UK) »
Hello,
I understand this is a long shot as it is not a very good quality photograph but i was just wondering if anybody recognises the  advert/billboard poster in the back of this picture.
The photograph was more than likely taken in the paddington area of London.
Thank you for your time
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Re: Dating a photograph maybe Paddington London
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 18 June 22 09:43 BST (UK) »
I maybe way off, but could it be a Bisto Kid advert?
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Re: Dating a photograph maybe Paddington London
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 June 22 11:34 BST (UK) »
Could you make it a bit smaller?
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Re: Dating a photograph maybe Paddington London
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 18 June 22 12:44 BST (UK) »
Smaller but clarity is not good.  It could be any inner urban area - I've seen such sign boards in 1950s-60s in London and Manchester for e.g.

A guesstimate of date  would be 1930s-50s by the lady's hair and  clothing
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Re: Dating a photograph maybe Paddington London
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 18 June 22 15:45 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the smaller picture. 

Depends what we all see on the billboard doesn't it  :-\  to me it looks like a little girl with a big floppy old fashioned hat like a dairy maid but I'm sure we all see different things. 

PS You can do a search for old billboards from that era and lots of pictures come up to see if anything stands out.  Long shot.
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Re: Dating a photograph maybe Paddington London
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 18 June 22 16:06 BST (UK) »
Many of the online ones seem to be American  :-\

I see a little girl in a hat being chased.
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Re: Dating a photograph maybe Paddington London
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 18 June 22 16:49 BST (UK) »
I agree with Gadgets date range, it is a style that crosses the decades. I see a Holly Hobbie style little girl.
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Re: Dating a photograph maybe Paddington London
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 19 June 22 07:38 BST (UK) »
Tried to get a tad clearer but failed.