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 2015-04-17

RT @Fugazi1965: @PhotosOfThePast I wondered if you might recognise the building on this CdV? It is not Osbourne house IOW, thank you! http:… -> RT @Libroantiguo: Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne were neighbours for a time. Melville dedicated Moby-Dick to … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-04-10

Visiting the 'Eyecatchers' exhibition @gahetNA – highlights incl this 1847 daguerreotype http://t.co/RCeBFaqDAf http://t.co/SATTH9WtXD -> Nice to see now that my vintage images on @Flickr are labelled Public Domain they're starting to get reused http://t.co/9l9IJ5EaAQ -> I don't think I *quite* … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-04-03

Lieutenant Burt Henning Whittle #691 from Named Faces from the Past – http://t.co/ZfhkeznPN9 http://t.co/esfLEPEb2m -> The Easter bunny certainly found this little boy's house! from sctatepdx – http://t.co/L0wkS5A4yI http://t.co/6IqrztPYqT -> Three Cyclists from spiers65 – http://t.co/xePpIZLqMi http://t.co/1B1K2A6CyS -> CYCLING FAMILY … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-03-27

RT @JackieStorer: A great read for everyone: Hidden Stories of the First World War #WW1 @europeana1914 https://t.co/IDNA6SwoMj -> RT @helenrogers19c: Fascinating memoir of life at Barnado's Barkingside Girls Home by @betceyblogs http://t.co/26U38Wd1sg @IanWakeling http… -> Excellent news! RT @wdejager: Flickr … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-03-20

John Ruskin's discovered daguerreotypes featured on BBC News – http://t.co/iBlUQkq2Pj -> RT @HMSPresident: https://t.co/omFvLIOJiI Watch HMS President 1918 arriving in Blackfriars back in 1922… #London #Thames #River -> RT @WWIIToday: 3/20/1945-3rd Army Inf. of 4th Armored Div. edge their way … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-03-13

"A man and his wallet [and photographs], reunited after 65 years" http://t.co/qAJaubFE6b -> RT @thegentleauthor: Who can help me publish a beautiful book of Colin O'Brien's LONDON LIFE? http://t.co/8ZVEIx5xur http://t.co/zKuRmUFFfK -> RT @WW1link: Can you help us identify this Sydney … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-03-06

RT @WW1_Education: Start researching your #WW1 ancestors. Free access to @findmypast this weekend http://t.co/RTODynFtZQ Then add what you … -> RT @JayneShrimpton: And special thanks to @jamesinealing @PhotosOfThePast for providing some of our fantastic photos of fashionable men! ht… -> … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-02-27

RT @Marstal_Museum: Picture of the Week: Pax, a hunting built three-masted Marstal schooner, Greenland 1954. http://t.co/gdmvhz5T2O -> RT @Marstal_Museum: International #PolarBearDay! Danish "Isbjørn" (Polar Bear) in ice winter, Frederikshavn – Denmark 19. February 1929. ht… -> RT @Marstal_Museum: Picture of … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-02-20

Just added a brand new mystery photographer, George Lonman, to my collection of Ealing studios // @JayneShrimpton http://t.co/ZCzBMU54Yd -> Interesting copyright conundrum – @FrancisFrith died 1898 so images are Public Domain, but which ones did he actually take vs his … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-02-13

RT @jamesinealing: Just discovered this old but excellent resource on early photography from @CornellRMC http://t.co/YzdNhUJcp2 http://t.co… -> New photo: Carte de visite by Porter, Ealing (reverse): whatsthatpicture posted a photo: Part of my resear… http://t.co/Yiy9lUacYh -> New photo: Carte de … Continue reading