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 2015-07-24

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… ->

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-06-12

New photo: Reverse of quarter plate cased ambrotype of M E Fawcett: whatsthatpicture posted a photo: http://t.co/2jxMmVkNjp -> New photo: Quarter plate cased ambrotype of M E Fawcett – full image, matt and preserver: whatsthatpicture pos… http://t.co/9bWG9cZ67c -> New photo: … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-06-05

Fabulous! #otdh 6 June 1918. Major Wilfred Ashton McCloughry MC and his Sopwith Camel via @AWMemorial https://t.co/JBujwLHEVC -> Two-Wheel Invasion – soldiers carry bikes from troop ships onto the Normandy beeches #otdh 6 June 1944 https://t.co/oeZ0TC7mCd -> And one year … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-05-29

On this day exactly 150 years ago, 29 May 1865: Civil War veteran John Livingston Inglis via @flmemory #otdh https://t.co/s7CTQ7YlXF -> RT @jamesinealing: @FlickrHelp any plans to support Twitter names in user profiles? Would be so great to support through … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-05-15

New photo: "Pantheon. Mei 1900": whatsthatpicture posted a photo: Reverse of a small personal snapshot fro… http://t.co/VOTn6AXBaG -> New photo: "Pantheon. Mei 1900": whatsthatpicture posted a photo: Small personal snapshot from a Dutch alb… http://t.co/mFxa0r29eN -> New photo: Interior view … Continue reading

Weekly @PhotosOfThePast Twitter digest w/c 2015-05-08

#otdh 8 May 1915 Nurse Ripley writes from Dunkerque "Just received the parcel – at last! Quite given up hopes of https://t.co/vOlpSdBXvv -> RT @maggiehut: @I_W_M Postcard written by my father, James Hutchinson, a wireless operator with a tank regiment … Continue reading