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 2016-01-29

Two more pics digitally reunited with family, this time the gg-granddaughter of Geo Blair https://t.co/Ix8bdprjef https://t.co/IVpAFNN7Nv -> Found on Flickr: Greenford Road SCAN1269 from tomylees – https://t.co/ARQvL2qaf5 https://t.co/NbVR6TTxxu -> RT @Europeanaeu: Have you tried browsing our collections by colour? https://t.co/0J7NhUMtaU … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-01-22

RT @srnsw: Anyone for a picnic? View of the picnic area at Audley, Royal National Park #Summer https://t.co/Gp7OnZAF8x https://t.co/teaZJ… ->

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-01-15

Anyone good with uniforms? This is Capt Hardy, prob mid-C19th. Higher res via https://t.co/MH8cIIFgWB #military https://t.co/js1SsED80O -> Found on Flickr: Sunday baseball game outside Mountain Park, Alberta from Provincial Archi… https://t.co/NKxIgU0d2P https://t.co/MITxcpLhtV -> Found on Flickr: Two Mountain Park baseball … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-01-08

Striking images. Also see https://t.co/Q2oLkTR2pN and full archive via https://t.co/NLuZTA6kkp // @LuminousLint https://t.co/c3AGUuGiSW -> RT @Europeanaeu: #OnThisDay in 1839, the French Academy of Sciences announced the #Daguerreotype. Learn more https://t.co/C20ieVegE6 https:… -> .@Europeanaeu for those interested in a popular account … Continue reading

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

#OnThisDay Dallas Sky Line, January 1st, 1914 via @smudigcoll https://t.co/fv5l1YjzU3 https://t.co/k9QdtYokl1 -> In 2016 this will be my standard response if any Twitter or Facebook conversation gets out of hand. RPPC, Prague https://t.co/Rjjj9I6NEI -> RT @AlexiBaker: Woman posing with Beckers … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-12-25

RT @Kippelboy: Every time a public museum adds watermark on collections #OpenGLAM's cat cries @mNACTEC https://t.co/PHlRnjTqyR https://t.co… -> Nice Christmas present just arrived in the post courtesy of @EastmanMuseum – beautifully produced & fascinating read https://t.co/DCzQwpiLX2 -> RT @StPaulsLondon: 75th … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-12-11

New photo: Bluebells. Autochrome. 1930: whatsthatpicture posted a photo: One of 50 early colour images tha… https://t.co/xkBuBVdROD -> New photo: The Library Gardens, Bromley. Autochrome. 1927: whatsthatpicture posted a photo: One of 50 earl… https://t.co/ilaNZdDxEl -> New photo: The Library … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-12-04

RT @ukphotoshow: Have you seen @V_and_A's newest exhibition? Julia Margaret Cameron's photos are showcased from now until February! https:/… -> Via my day job … Important for any individual or organisation sharing or re-sharing historic images. Nice indeed! https://t.co/FKUuu7kuHD -> … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-11-27

Found on Flickr: Three women at the park from anyjazz65 – https://t.co/pvHyKEEcXw https://t.co/ec5i6dU9kJ -> Found on Flickr: 15th and Mercer, Seattle, 1913 and 2015 from Rob Ketcherside – https://t.co/SRB9hhBjtV https://t.co/9zgBR2jj0L -> RT @rshepherd1964: Born #OTD in 1882: Henri Fabre, aviation … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-11-20

RT @TWArchives: Blind children with @wallacethelion1 @sundmuseum in the 1900s #archiveanimals https://t.co/vaiAbCKGP7 -> Lovely batch of early 1900s amateur stereoviews added to @Historypin – many with Street View overlays https://t.co/dsC5R8lo0x -> RT @LivesOfWW1: Watch @BBCOne 1.15pm today – #WW1 suffragette … Continue reading