Monthly Archives: February 2011

Weekly twitter digest: 2011-02-25

New newsletter from @PhotoDetective mentioning our collaboration at #WDYTYA Live at Olympia next weekend – http://bit.ly/gInh0w # Very nice early CdV – Boston [NE England] Widow, English Carte de Visite, circa 1860 http://flic.kr/p/9j6njH # Bridesmaids with ostrich feathers! Wedding group … Continue reading

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Weekly twitter digest: 2011-02-18

RT @anna_boman Exhibition of daguerreotypes at Vänersborgs museum, starting on February 26. http://bit.ly/dPfGJ9 #foto # RT @I_W_M On this day 1941: Advance of British forces into Italian Somaliland. Photo: http://ow.ly/3UGZi # RT @Old_Photos Forgotten Old Photos: Photo Number 449: photo … Continue reading

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Photos Through the Ages – come see us at Who Do You Think You Are? Live

I’ll be teaming up with America’s Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor (www.maureentaylor.com) at Who Do You Think You Are? Live at Olympia, London, 25-27 February 2011 to provide a vintage photograph dating and identification service.  Especially for the show we will … Continue reading

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Weekly twitter digest: 2011-02-11

Animals do it again! World's oldest cat photo? RT @yaaarchivist: Daguerreocat at Library of Congress: http://bit.ly/dP51IJ # RT @atlasobscura Early Egypt in photos – gorgeous B&W shots from the turn of the last century and earlier http://tinyurl.com/4t9murf # RT @HouseHistorian … Continue reading

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Early Triumph Model H motorcycle – possibly Hull

As seen on Flickr Early 4hp (550cc) Triumph Model H motorcycle – 1920s? Possibly Hull. Image by whatsthatpicture Click on image to view original on Flickr Another image of mine that appears to be on the verge of a complete … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Maggie Dickson, b. late 1881?

As seen on Flickr Portrait of family group including “Archie, Frank & Maggie” Dickson? Dated 10 January 1882, from mystery album Image by whatsthatpicture Click on image to view original on Flickr At the risk of continuing a slightly morbid … Continue reading

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Who was Janet Gray, born 9 May 1854, died 22 December 1870, aged just 16 years 7 months?

As seen on Flickr Janet Gray, born 9 May 1854, died 22 December 1870, aged 16 years 7 months, by Anderson, Melrose Image by whatsthatpicture Click on image to view original on Flickr It’s sadly not that common to find … Continue reading

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Discovery: Portrait of Agnes A M Yair, dated 21 April 1870, by Alexander Brothers, Glasgow

As seen on Flickr Portrait of Agnes A M Yair, dated 21 April 1870, by Alexander Brothers, Glasgow Image by whatsthatpicture Click on image to view original on Flickr It’s always so great when a photograph is positively identified, but … Continue reading

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Maritime mystery solved (with a little help from Photoshop)

Unknown naval ship in Brisbane Harbour, dated 1894. Named photo of HMS Royalist courtesy of Australian War Memorial – cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/302264 I had a comment left on a mystery image of mine on Flickr – a nice view of a naval … Continue reading

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Come meet me at Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2011

It’s official, I’ll be teaming up with US ‘photo detective’ and all round photographic and costume expert Maureen Taylor at this year’s Who Do You Think You Are? Live exhibition at Olympia, 25-27 February. We’ll be running a photo dating … Continue reading

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