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 2016-05-13

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

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-04-08

Clever stuff, and all created from a few reference still images https://t.co/NDWuSCbv9t -> I've just been talking to the daughter of a lady who features in this WW2 poster held by @I_W_M https://t.co/raN3u2YaRK -> HMS DRAGON, BRITISH BEACON & HMS … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-04-01

Looking forward to being back at @WDYTYALIVE after a year off, and now in my new job with @I_W_M -> RT @NYPLRecommends: @PhotosOfThePast Sure! How about A WORLD HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY by Naomi Rosenblum. #fridayreads -> RT @NYPLRecommends: @PhotosOfThePast And … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-03-25

RT @ThisDayInWWI: Grenades Bench – Handgranatenstand. Aufgenommen am 25. March .1916. Inf.Rgt.Nro.5. https://t.co/a4qhGTYL8H https://t.co/… -> Found on Flickr: Newcastle Central Station in 1865 by W & D Downey from Billy Embleton – https://t.co/etwTswDwjT https://t.co/FFaegDB7Jm -> New photo: On This Day … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-03-18

Gorgeous early 1900s stereo autochrome of bluebells & Queen Charlotte's Cottage @kewgardens // @KewDC https://t.co/FcV4lW2uI5 -> New photo: Wallet for Gevaert prints: whatsthatpicture posted a photo: https://t.co/TsVLTk3avu -> New photo: Wallet for Kodak enlargements: whatsthatpicture posted a photo: https://t.co/9Lz9DvxHTC -> … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2016-03-11

RT @UAlbertaMuseums: Our upcoming exhibition is a travelling exhibition from the @WellcomeLibrary! Details: https://t.co/8jWEIkoZ7m #yeg ht… -> C. K. Hamilton's first flight at The Meadows, Seattle, Washington. 11 March 1910 https://t.co/iaHa02xG8Q https://t.co/s20Y5YxZyw -> #WW1 'On This Day' via @I_W_M View … Continue reading