Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mystery stereoview of church ruins, France, WW1

Mystery stereoview of church ruins Originally uploaded to Flickr by whatsthatpicture Almost certainly France, probably just after just after World War 1. But do we stand any chance of finding out more about where this might be?

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New interactive timeline of vintage photographs launched

At the beginning of January 2011 I launched the Dated Vintage Photographs group on Flickr. After just two weeks it has 140 members and over 900 photographs. This image is a screengrab of a brand new interactive timeline presenting images … Continue reading

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Muybridge exhibition in Kingston

Eadweard Muybridge is a name synonymous with innovation in early photography.  He also gained infamy for murdering his young wife’s lover! There’s lots about him cropping up at the moment, and there was a wonderful hour-long programme about him on … Continue reading

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Norma Robertson McEdward

Norma Robertson McEdward Father: Alexander McEdward Mother: Jessie McEdward Born: unknown (estimated from photograph to be mid/late 1880s) Died: 30th November, 1920, at Crows Nest. North Sydney (source) Notes: Identified by Flickr user ellenmc by after deciphering the inscription!

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James, Robert, Norman, Archibald (Archie), Francis (Frank) and Maggie Dickson

Many pictures in the album seem to relate to the Dickson family. Here’s what we know about them. James Arthur Dickson Father: unknown Mother: Frances Dickson Born: c 1870 (21 in 1891 census), Rangoon, British Burmah Died: unknown Notes: Robert … Continue reading

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Christina, Ellen (Ellie) and Annie Clarke, Melbourne, Australia

Thanks to some initial clues from Flickr members prompting some personal research, and then backed up by confirmation from an Ancestry member, the three Clarke sisters have now been identified. They were the three daughters of George Clarke and Christina … Continue reading

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Mystery album of 19th century images with Scottish, English, Irish, European, Asian and Australian connections

This wonderful album contains an amazing assortment of some 140 images, ranging from the early 1860s and containing primarily carte de visite and cabinet portraits, but also animals and landscapes. The largest single nation represented is Scotland, but with many … Continue reading

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Edmond Barron Hartley, VC, 150 years on (repost)

This article was first posted on the old site on 29 June 2009 … Today this photograph is exactly 150 years old. Taken 29 June 1859, it shows a then 12-year-old Edmund Barron Hartley. About Edmund Barron Hartley Edmund was … Continue reading

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Hull Trawler Challenge (repost)

Originally posted February 2009 … View the whole set on Flickr … Interested in history, genealogy, mysteries, old photos, ships, fishing, Hull, and life at sea in the early 1900s? The Hull Trawler Challenge, here on, is a brand … Continue reading

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What’s it worth? (repost)

Originally posted January 2009 … I regularly sell old photographs on eBay and there’s always that hope, one day, that I’ll make my fortune. I’ve had a few lantern slides go for over £200 a piece, but the average is … Continue reading

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