What’s that picture?

Have you ever looked at an old photograph and wondered where it was taken? What something is in a picture? Or whose face it is staring back at you?

What’s That Picture? is a site for anyone who wants hints, tips and practical help to find out where, what, or who is featured in an old picture.

Here you’ll find Recent Discoveries, new Mysteries, and coming soon some helpful hints and tips to help you identify and date your own photographs. There’s also the In Focus section, shining a spotlight on wonderful vintage images from around the world.

Recent posts

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-06-17

Found on Flickr: What's in the family from Europeana EU – https://t.co/zEC5BkXlTK https://t.co/i4paDqVodc -> Found on Flickr: What's in the family from Europeana EU – https://t.co/JOqObDHyn7 https://t.co/Xz8sBAHAOv -> New photo: From a WW1 era McFall family album. Page 7 of … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-06-10

RT @EastMarple1: Yes! Notes function has returned to @flickr. @PhotosOfThePast @harrysuperbee -> RT @RealTimeWW1: It's not all fighting at the front: Brit. soldier holds two French girls in Bruay-en-Artois. https://t.co/JuuWcaBVPz https… -> A haunting portrait of Private Francis James Cormack, … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-06-03

Found on Flickr: Mystery House from Parsonago – https://t.co/oKUZJoAXHZ https://t.co/W5BOnPspNI -> Found on Flickr: Gen. Cole decorating marines, Paris Isl'd., S.C. (LOC) from The Library o… https://t.co/Tzh4RyaEIm https://t.co/iFS2LURb1p -> Found on Flickr: Marines' flying field, Miami (LOC) from The Library … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-05-27

Sean Nolan is a real expert on early images, and especially case designs. He's just shared over 100 images on Flickr https://t.co/6ti0QtJyzz -> RT @Europeanaeu: #HappyFriday! Some great photos from @Folkemuseet animated #FridayFeeling #GIF https://t.co/90otJuaiH7 https://t.co/0lzlJ8… -> RT @Stbslam: L'historien … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-05-20

RT @hazymat: . @Gunnersbury1 Park orangery to be restored to its original glory. It will rival @chiswick_house for view over pond https://t… -> Found on Flickr: Neddies, ghosts, shawlies and corner boys galore! from National Library o… https://t.co/cMxizMMtK7 https://t.co/DVxzdDVFA7 -> … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-05-13

RT @EastMarple1: Three little ones sitting by a boat on a very uncomfortable looking beach! Elaborate bonnets! https://t.co/oym8UUUxNk -> RT @LynnsWPics: Friday Pic. Love this 1860's #Fashion 😊 dresses,coats & hats ! Great😃 #Keswick #Cumberland #FamilyHistory #OldPhotos https:… -> Lovely … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-05-06

Found on Flickr: Head Through Hole Tintype. Donkey Cart. from depthandtime – https://t.co/wLIF3PhXGn https://t.co/mN2hP4tPjd -> Found on Flickr: Happy Mother's Day! from sctatepdx – https://t.co/E12i8sICDD https://t.co/82lTstGgln -> Found on Flickr: From Private to Major from Ron Coddington – https://t.co/TJgVf7QkyF https://t.co/GW7x4BswU2 … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-04-29

Images of the lesser know Boulton-Paul Defiant WW2 plane from @i_w_m https://t.co/t7fgjkYH90 -> RT @MarikaIPirie: #WW1 Recent find -A Canadian soldier, photo studio #Calgary Likely taken as a memento before going off to war. https://t.… -> RT @helstonmuseum: #photooftheweek The … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-04-22

ENDS SUNDAY Lee Miller: A Woman’s War at @i_w_m – amazing pictures from a remarkable lady https://t.co/ZAKjmSbLJq https://t.co/xerQO9MHPP -> German and British officers at the funeral of PoW Captain Wilfred Beckett Birt 22 Apr 1916 https://t.co/nrgbvWWCcT https://t.co/neUj40LxeL -> Always nice … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-04-15

If you enjoy looking at early daguerreotypes here's your chance to make your own at the unbeatable @foxtalbotmuseum https://t.co/GxmdGJShqM -> WW1 photographer Ernest Brooks at his finest, 100 years ago, 16 April 1916 via @I_W_M https://t.co/ETJJHyA3EX https://t.co/WYsUyuvItt -> It looks … Continue reading