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Historical Costume/Menswear


We have found a photo of a very grand looking gentleman amongst our family archives. We have not been able to identify who he is.
Can anybody place the decade or his occupation from this photo?

Many thanks
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Doe/Greenfield family of Lincolnshire

I would love for these 2 photos to be of the same person but I’m not at all sure. I would date the first as the late 1870s and the second around 1895. If I’m correct this would be Maria Greenfield, nee Doe. I don’t have the original photos and these are the best copies I have. I think I can see some similarities between the eyebrows and ears though the eyes could be a ...
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RAF pilot ID

I am hoping to identify the pilot in this photo, which belonged to my late mother-in-law, Sima. She was a young hostess at the Music Box Canteen in New York City in the early 1940s, and I can only guess that she met this flier when he was going to or returning from training in the US and they became pen pals. Perhaps she knitted his scarf. It looks to me like the inscription reads ...
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Dating an old photo

The attached image (which I think is a photo that has been 'touched up') came to me from a cousin. I believe it is my great x 2 grandfather John McNeill/McNeil (a master joiner, born Dunoon, Argyll 1855, died Glasgow 1912), for the following reasons:

- it was produced by Mendelssohn & Co. in Melbourne, Victoria, which opened in 1880
- my great x 2 grandfather lived in Melbourne in early 1881, after arriving in ...
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Help identifying uniform Help identifying uniform

Can anyone shed light on this uniform please? Taken in Norfolk late 19th/early 20th C. I originally thought it was local police but have searched the archive with the known surname and come up empty. Thanks in advance
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Photos on ivory?

Hello all,

This interesting item came from my grandfather and my best guess is that it is a portrait of his maternal grandmother (Matilda Jannett (nee Snare) Henderson, 1851 - 1933). She married Clement Henderson in 1871. Clement was a Master Mariner and according to family lore, took his wife and young children on long sea voyages around the world. Older relatives recall hearing their daughter speak of a two-year voyage to many dozens of ...
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Military Identification

Can anyone help identify this uniform ? The photographer studio was in Eton.

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Help with photo clues

Hi everyone,

Would like your thoughts on the following photograph.

I believe this is an Ambrotype, the photo measures 4cm x 5.5cm and is set within a small leather case.

At a very (rough) guess, I have dated the photo to circa 1858, would like peoples thoughts on that.

But what interests me more is this white cloth tied around his waist, and the items he is posed with.
In front of him appears to ...
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Creyke/Fairweather/Fowler Tunbridge Wells c 1880 to 1890

I would like to know the approximate age of the lady in the photo, who I believe is wearing a mourning veil.
The undated photo was taken at H. Jenkins Alpha Studio, Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells.I believe he was in the area around 1880's.
My late aunt was told that it was a photo of an "aunt" of Hannah Creyke (1847-1913) of Burythorpe/Nun Monkton, Yorkshire. Hannah did not have any maternal aunts or uncles and ...
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What is this uniform?

Hi can anyone please tell me what uniform my 3x great grandfather is wearing?. He was born in 1813 in Hampshire and died 1893 in kent.
thank you in advance.
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