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 2015-08-28

Found on Flickr: daniel chaffee and wife from jessecollectorfreak – http://t.co/4W68madJVm http://t.co/gBJyKje3Nq -> Found on Flickr: Catch of the day from theirhistory – http://t.co/sViaxUf75T http://t.co/TG4bR1byfm -> Found on Flickr: Shamrock III in dry dock at Erie Basin, Aug. 17, 1903 … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-08-21

New photo: Street scene "The Star Inn". Mystery early 1900s amateur stereoview: whatsthatpicture posted a phot… http://t.co/M6GdVwBUFk -> New photo: Hampton Court Gas Company showrooms and White Hart Hotel. Early 1900s amateur stereoview: whatsthat… http://t.co/gcqrQX2M5I -> New photo: Anns' Garage. … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-08-14

Found on Flickr: Man sleeping at the beach from simpleinsomnia – http://t.co/8VuKuru0B8 http://t.co/2Cfm9Mnj1B -> Found on Flickr: Boy and girl posing in stage costume from simpleinsomnia – http://t.co/EDfBCnvphs http://t.co/6Y0Hz6fIdT -> Found on Flickr: Casiano Alguacil – Vista General de Toledo, … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-08-07

Found on Flickr: Pongracz Wedding Photograph 1930's Akron Ohio from Parsonago – http://t.co/sBb4hEqUOa http://t.co/cGEQ0WY2UK -> Found on Flickr: The Catholic Boys from ookami_dou – http://t.co/lhEzOComId http://t.co/Ww3T47WJrP -> Found on Flickr: Portrait of a Lady by Thomas Jee London from Bury … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-07-31

.@bl_eap @benosteen my contribution to Uncommon Instrument Day – Hari Dasu, India ca 1900 https://t.co/6RlR1WisFk http://t.co/qtbUHRfBJs in reply to bl_eap -> New photo: Reverse of cabinet card by W Edward Wright of Forest Gate, with notes presumably for a subsequent … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-07-24

Copyright question: how do you determine 70 year rule for images attributed to a studio rather than an individual photographer? -> RT @wdejager: @jamesinealing RT @oldpicsarchive: The British never fail to impress. http://t.co/8VpTGTao2j -> So true, and precisely why I … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-07-10

RT @jamesinealing: Who can I lobby in the UK to get a public domain, publicly held online collection correctly, openly licensed? MP? DCMS? … -> Bought this lot at auction & it just arrived in the post – will live … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-07-03

RT @IWM_Centenary: #PhotoOfTheDay – American #WW1 soldiers sightseeing in London on #IndependenceDay 4 July 1918 http://t.co/WhosT0S2fn htt… -> RT @HE_Archive: @PhotosOfThePast @HistoricEngland Here you are James, http://t.co/vXNTIAIURl -> Christ Church College, Oxford by famous Oxford photographer William H Taunt, via … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-06-26

Found on Flickr: HH THE GRAND DUKE NIKOLAI KONSTANTINOVICH ROMANOV from the lost gallery – http://t.co/2lndEt1OTg http://t.co/LSBTjYFaRI ->

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-06-19

RT @ThisDayInWWI: French eating rations on the Hohneck Hill, over Valley of Gerardmer in the Vosges, 23 Jun 1915 http://t.co/mipN3Icbnw htt… ->