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 2016-07-15

Upgrade to the lighting on my home built digitisation set-up, thank to cheap eBay adjustable microphone stands! https://t.co/4kuoDJJduv -> 1947 colour image of @kewgardens – anyone know process? Dufaycolor? Photographer Harry Seymour Elvin 1898-1961 https://t.co/eyeuEBkvpx -> RT @LynnsWPics: Sunday Pic. … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-07-08

RT @clairey_lew: Fred's story #MametzWood one of 2 brothers KIA on the same day #Flintshire #Lestweforget https://t.co/jBlJNlZlxU https://… -> RT @I_W_M: Troops of the American Army at Le Havre, France #OnThisDay 12 July 1918: https://t.co/vQ4vRxvrw4 #WW1 https://t.co/J7WATJBvRw -> RT @Historypin: … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-07-01

Found on Flickr: Somme panorama, from Montauban to La Boiselle from The National Archives … https://t.co/MDEkZv1iyH https://t.co/1M1fDfFvK0 -> Inspired by #wearehere I've started to pull together names on the cards via @LivesOfWW1 https://t.co/RhTcSNfuby https://t.co/QvIfWkNTeQ -> RT @sheltielisa: #wearehere & soldiers … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-06-24

Can anyone help identify this large Victorian country estate with greenhouse growing orchids? Possibly Scotland? https://t.co/52g7pK9Sb6 -> Private Albert Gilchrist 8th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Died 24 June 1916, Messines https://t.co/lf0WON9zWw https://t.co/aeBo1XWwg7 -> My maternal grandparents' wedding, 77 years ago today, … Continue reading

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