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RE: When Was This Photo Taken Please?

Postby FamilyHistoryAddict » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:13 am

Hi Snaphappy,

I'll upload an earlier version that hasn't had so much interference - still trying to find the original, I have it here somewhere:

[link=http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/Horatia/FrancesAblittAsAYoungWoman.jpg]http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/Horatia/FrancesAblittAsAYoungWoman.jpg[/link]

Matching photo of husband I think:

[link=http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/Horatia/WalterWilden11.jpg]http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/Horatia/WalterWilden11.jpg[/link]

Cheers, FHA

Thank you for all your help - you're very patient! [:)]
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RE: When Was This Photo Taken Please?

Postby FamilyHistoryAddict » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:30 am

Both photos (the originals) have at some point been stuck in an album or in a frame and there is no detail on the back (but you can see traces of the photographers details but very few). Would the medal have been something her father won in the war? Was it the fashion to do that at any point? I have heard rumours that one of her relatives fought in the Peninsular War but have no proof of that yet.

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RE: When Was This Photo Taken Please?

Postby FamilyHistoryAddict » Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:10 am

Hi Snaphappy,

This was the last photo I wanted you to look at. It's much easier because it's a bit more modern!

[link=http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/Horatia/BeatriceLilyWalters.jpg]http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/Horatia/BeatriceLilyWalters.jpg[/link]

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RE: When Was This Photo Taken Please?

Postby snaphappy » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:40 pm

Morning FHA,

The last image is that of a hand tinted photograph and shows a young woman of mid to late twenties in age. Her hair is set in the style of the period, that being "The Wave".

The most famous of these, and possibly the first one that springs to people's minds is the "Marcel Wave" (sometimes spelt Marcelle). First introduced into fashion by the French hairstylist Francois Marcel at his salon in Montemarte in 1872, it stayed in vogue for well over 60 years. First known as the "undulation Marcel" it soon lost the first part of its name and has since been known simply as "The Marcel", or "The Marcel Wave"

Sleeveless and with a low, rounded neckline her attire would have had little shape and form to it, in keeping with the period. Unfortunately this being a head and shoulder study one can only see the three stranded "pearl" necklace that she is wearing. During the period that I think that this photograph was taken "Slave Bangles" were popular as were wrist bangles. The difference between the two was that the former was worn on the upper arm area whilst the latter was worn,........well.......... at the wrist. [:D]
Also, and as a variant to the three strand necklace, there was the beaded necklace that consisted of a single strand of beads that could reach to the low belted "waistline" and was knotted.

Her corsage consists of either four or six (its hard to make out) false flower heads that are fixed (pinned or sewn) to the shoulder seam area and falls down in a bunched line to her right breast.

As for a date line I would suggest that this study was taken sometime between 1925 and 1935.

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RE: When Was This Photo Taken Please?

Postby snaphappy » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:36 pm

Hi FHA,

With regards to the "medal" that the woman is wearing in an earlier photograph. I have had a closer look at that area and now think that the "chain" as I first thought could well be a ribbon by the way that it falls around the neck. Either way, chain or ribbon is still appears that something is suspended from it. There is, what appears to be, a square-ish brooch/badge below the chain/ribbon. Could this be the item that is attached to the chain/ribbon and not the "medal" as I first thought?

I had thought that the object that I have called a "medal" (or medalion) was just that due to its size, shape and form and had dispelled it being a watch as it would seem to be too big for a woman to wear, not only that but as she is wearing a chatelaine I would have expected to see/find one attached to that. Either way, what ever it is/was she must have been proud of it as to have worn it for the sitting of the photograph.

If you do find the orginal could you scan and post just the area that has all the adornments on (from neck to bust line) and if possible at a higher res' as identifying the items might be better (I feel that the item on the right is a sprey of flowers of some kind).

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RE: When Was This Photo Taken Please?

Postby FamilyHistoryAddict » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:10 pm

Hi Snaphappy,

Here is a section of the photo from the unadorned original. The flowers looks like a frilly ribbon of some kind like from a ruff. See what you think.

[link=http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/Horatia/Close-up.jpg]http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/Horatia/Close-up.jpg[/link]

Thanks again for all your help.

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RE: When Was This Photo Taken Please?

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