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 2015-09-25

RT @RCPEHeritage: Sorting the papers of 19thc medic Henry Balfour, contains this great pic of an Edinburgh Infirmary children's ward http:/… -> Let me know if this is useful: a guide to early image sizes – searchable and printable, incl … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-09-18

Found on Flickr: Marotaka Point, Raglan Harbour, 1910 – Photograph taken by Gilmour Brothe… http://t.co/3vNbrwVdsj http://t.co/f3s97uEokx -> New photo: Sixth plate tintype of a smartly dressed young couple: whatsthatpicture posted a photo: Interes… http://t.co/M7Lz2iAR6Y -> New photo: Ambrotype of mystery … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-09-11

Found on Flickr: Disaster on the A57 from Greater Manchester Police – http://t.co/P5u2BsqOvv http://t.co/GnA0FeOpdX ->

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-09-04

I'll be taking this online course, which looks great and is free to anyone, anywhere … https://t.co/32tMI1iVoY -> Great > @hauptpunkte writes "When things were different: Hungarian refugees in Austria, 1956" via @Europeanaeu https://t.co/aUei9gqQtZ -> New photo: Framed ambrotype taken … Continue reading

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