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WHAT YEAR WAS THIS TAKEN?

Postby Historiansrock » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:36 pm

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FRED SMITH
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Can you guess what year this was taken by the clothes etc and how old the man was?
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Re: WHAT YEAR WAS THIS TAKEN?

Postby Past Times » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:11 am

From the style of his collar, I would say this is from roughly 1910 - 1916 and his age is possibly mid - late 30's?

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Re: WHAT YEAR WAS THIS TAKEN?

Postby Historiansrock » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:12 pm

Hi Tracy,
Thanks for your reply. I really appreciate this. Family Story goes that this is Fred Smith born in 1879 which would make him 37 in 1916 or 31 in 1910 so it could possibly be him. I will also check out the website.
Many thanks
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Re: WHAT YEAR WAS THIS TAKEN?

Postby Historiansrock » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:21 pm

Does his clothing give any hints to his class, status or wealth?
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Re: WHAT YEAR WAS THIS TAKEN?

Postby Past Times » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:28 pm

Historiansrock wrote:Does his clothing give any hints to his class, status or wealth?



I wouldn't say so. It looks like a pretty standard suit and tie from that period to me. The photos I have from that period are exactly the same style of collar and lapels on the jacket - even the tie and hair style is the same!

Are you able to make out what the little pin/brooch on his lapel is at all? It may be something worth trying to identify if it is clear enough?


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Re: WHAT YEAR WAS THIS TAKEN?

Postby Historiansrock » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:22 pm

Thanks again Tracy. I will have a closer look at the original for the pin/brooch on the lapel when I get home - I am at work at the moment!
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