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Badge identification

Hi,i am trying to locate the regiment that my great grandfather served in. Does any one recognise the badge?
His name was John William Tasker(1906-1989),serving in the 2nd world war.
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Very old lady; guess a date of birth?

I came across this image years ago in an old photograph album of my late grandfather, so I am pretty sure it must be of one of his (and, therefore, of my) ancestors. This photo is a copy I had made decades ago, and the album has since been lost or destroyed (grrrr), so I can't return to the original to tell you what the actual paper looked like. I am sure there would not ...
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Military Identification

I'm trying to identify the the uniform worn in the attached picture/ the time period. I noticed he appears to be holding a cane under his left arm. It's possible he is from Ireland or Scotland but hard for me to tell. Any suggestions?

Thanks. Stephen
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Dating young woman in photograph

Good evening,

I was wondering if anyone could help me date this photograph of my great grandmother. She married in 1918 and was born in 1895, this photograph was taken in a studio in Oxford?

Any help would be much appreciated.
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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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