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When This Photo Was Took

Hi, ive been helping my dad with our family tree, and have gotten back to about 1790

We spoke to a few family members who know about past family members who have now died, and wanted to find out as much as possible from them.
My dads uncle and aunty have quite a few photos that are old.

But...theres one certain photo that she let us look at, it was so small and very very old.
But im unsure of who they are. We have a few ideas of who it could be, but the person who wrote on the back of the photo about who was in the picture...is quite forgetful, and so we cant trust what she wrote.

Here is the photo: (click image to enlarge)

Could anyone help me by identifying when this photo was taken?
I would greatly apprieciate it, and it would help us by finding out who these people really are.

Thanks :)


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Nottingham, England.
Great photo Rachel1991,

I am sorry that dating photo's are not my strong point! :redface:

To actually see the print and the type of paper would be far better as there were different types from 1839 to 1902.

I have found an explanation here.
As the picture was taken casually not in a studio and taken outside, taking in the surroudings and clothing, hair styles - I would hazard a gues of around 1910 - 30ish. Remember it is a guest.

all the best,
Thank you very much for the reply

Yes its a lovely photo, but were so desperate to know which family members they actually are..

My theory was that the woman in the middle is the mother to the boy on the right, and the girl on the left is just a neighbour

Did neighbours get in photos in the late 1800's-1900's?
My father seems to think that with a photo like that it would be family only, and there wouldnt be an 'invitation' for someone not related, to go in the photograph.

I have had a glance through the link you gave me, but i dont seem to understand very well on what its saying.

Maybe if i scan the actual photograph and show you it? (or maybe take photos of the original, using my digital camera)
Because the picture i posted in my first post up there ^^ was scanned using my scanner, and it was a copy of the original (i hope you know what i mean)
I went into a photograph shop and got copies of it put onto 6x8

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