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Why I’m making my whole vintage photo collection Public Domain

This month is Public Domain Month and it has prompted me to do something that has been on my mind for some time. I have decided to change the license on my entire personal collection of vintage photographs to Public Domain: … Continue reading

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New Flickr Commons tools – ‘on this day’ & interactive map

I’ve been having a play with some new tools to help people explore the wealth of images that exist on Flickr Commons. The first one is a gallery which allows you to view images from certain dates, and not just … Continue reading

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New reviews of mapping services and mobile apps for vintage photographs

Just a quick heads up to say I’ve posted two new pages on the site, one reviewing available services for mapping vintage photographs, and the other covering mobile phone apps (including really neat augmented reality apps). This includes things like … Continue reading

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Come meet me at Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2011

It’s official, I’ll be teaming up with US ‘photo detective’ and all round photographic and costume expert Maureen Taylor at this year’s Who Do You Think You Are? Live exhibition at Olympia, 25-27 February. We’ll be running a photo dating … Continue reading

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Conserving photos at the Imperial War Museum

As seen on Flickr Get yer gloves on! Original photo by Imperial War Museum The team at the Imperial War Museum have been conserving some photographs that will be displayed in the forthcoming Once Upon a Wartime exhibition at IWM … Continue reading

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New interactive timeline of vintage photographs launched

At the beginning of January 2011 I launched the Dated Vintage Photographs group on Flickr. After just two weeks it has 140 members and over 900 photographs. This image is a screengrab of a brand new interactive timeline presenting images … Continue reading

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Hull Trawler Challenge (repost)

Originally posted February 2009 … View the whole set on Flickr … Interested in history, genealogy, mysteries, old photos, ships, fishing, Hull, and life at sea in the early 1900s? The Hull Trawler Challenge, here on whatsthatpicture.com, is a brand … Continue reading

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Nearly there – second time around

I first launched www.whatsthatpicture.com back in January 2007.  In four years the web has moved on a lot, but the site hadn’t.  In that time the technologies for developing websites and (hopefully!) my skills, have also moved on.  But most … Continue reading

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What’s That Picture – a new beginning

After wrestling with technical problems and then the whole site finally breaking after a server migration, I’ve decided to start from scratch. Please bear with me whilst I re-develop the site, but in the meantime you can still visit the … Continue reading

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