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Identification of Date, Location, Individual(s), an item displayed in, or the Photographer in a supplied photograph.

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Identifying military uniform which is probably French or Italian

I'm trying to ID someone's military uniform in an old family photo. Not a lot of clues to go on, except that the man was probably French or Italian, maybe in a colonial setting. Can you recognize the ...
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Identifying US Military Uniform

I've been trying to figure out if there's any information I could dig out of this photograph. Family lore says it's a photo of my great-great-grandfather. He's rather a man of mystery and this is one ...
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Finding age of man from photo by comparison

I'm looking to find out when the photo on the right was taken, so I can identify this mans age. I am trying to work out either by the suit or the style of photo a rough era, as well as by the ...
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Identifying when and where photo of man wearing German Waffenrock uniform might have been taken?

I recently was given this photo by a cousin who was wondering if I knew who this person was. I figured the first thing I need to figure out is about when and where this photo was taken. From the ...
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Establishing the location of a photo in Fisherton-De-La-Mere

My mother provided me with this photo of my late dad riding a bicycle: It was understood that he was most likely in the centre of Fisherton-De-La-Mere. So I decided on a hunch to use Google Maps and ...
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How to search for a New York area 20th century building by its appearance?

I have these photos I inherited from my father of a building near a water feature that was taken around June 1958 in the New York City area, in a roll of film that is right before some photos of West ...
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What kinds of landmarks in a photo will help you identify an intersection in an historical New York City photo?

I have this photo from around June 1958 that I'm pretty sure is in New York City and I'm trying to identify the intersection. The reflection of what is off camera across the street to the right may ...
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What is this military related building in New York City area?

I have three photos of what appear to be the same building, taken in consecutive succession on the same roll of film around June 1958. I see military folks in the photos. The photos are taken near ...
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What are these New York area buildings?

I've got two photos of buildings taken around June 1958. They are labeled as being Tarrytown, New York, but I wasn't able to find the building they go to. If not Tarrytown, I would expect them to be ...
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Where is Frankford Supply / Bristol Yards Located?

I have a picture that includes this building that I'm trying to locate from 1958: I believe the signage reads: Bristol Yards / Frankford Supply Co. I believe this is in New Jersey, otherwise ...
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Where is this New York City Broadway location from Fall 1958?

I'm trying to identify the location of this photograph from the Fall of 1958 in New York City. One store in photo says Broadway Book Store, so I assume this is Broadway. It might be Broadway and ...
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Identifying military portrait found in Texas?

We have this portrait and have been trying to identify it with no avail. The family is from Goliad, Texas, if that helps. Do you have any thoughts about the year, country, what the uniform ...
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Identification of an old postcard

A question quite very similar to this one. I have an old postcard, probably around WW2 era, probably sent from Germany. Unfortunately this postcard is empty when it comes to handwriting or otherwise ...
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Does George B Sperry logo on fold case for photos indicate photographer or case manufacturer?

I've got a married couple in two portrait photos inside a folding case measuring 7.25 x 9.25 inches that was taken in approximately 1940. On the back outside lower right corner is this logo: Is ...
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When did FOX CO make photographs of this style?

I've got a photo I'd like to try and date: See the edge which has a pattern and "FOX CO" in the corner: When was this style photograph produced by the "FOX CO"?
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Approximate Date of this early 20th century photo?

Here is the photo: I'm guessing it is around 1915, but wondering if there are clues in the photo to date it better? The photo measures 3.25" x 3.875" and is probably taken in Texas. Does the ...
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What is date of the photo of woman with wrist watch?

I've got the following photo that I'm trying to identify the woman wearing a diaphanous shawl in it, and thus would like to estimate the date and location of the photo and age of the woman: The watch ...
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Estimating when photo of ancestor who lived 1833-1902 was taken?

This is a photo of my 4th great grandfather Pacifico Vega. He was born on 1833 and died on 1902, living his whole life in Panama. I am not very good at estimating when photos were taken so can ...
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Identifying Military Uniform from Franco Prussian War?

I am looking for information regarding my great-great grandfather Heinrich Rositzky and the military uniform he is wearing, and if a unit or even his rank could possibly be determined by it. ...
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Dating photo of family members in front of house in Texas?

I've got a family photo: I believe the boy, second from left, is either born in 1901 or 1930, so given the boy looks to be around 12, that would make photo taken around 1912 or 1942. Can we tell ...
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Dating photo of train station depot in Mertzon, Texas?

I've got a photo of what I think is a postcard showing the train depot in Mertzon, Texas: I'm wondering what the likely date is?
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Dating photo of car and camper from about 1940s?

I have this family photo: showing a camping trip at McCullens Lake, Michigan, United States for Robert Carroll and his wife Mag. I'd like to estimate the date it was taken from the car and the ...
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What uniform is this?

This is a photo of my grandfather, Frank Leslie Hill, b.1903. To the best knowledge of the family he did not serve in the armed forces. However we have found this photograph of him and wondered if ...
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Identifying German soldier in WWII from single photo? [duplicate]

I found out that my grandfather was actually a German soldier in WWII who was in Austria in the year of 1945 but I only have a photograph and no other information. Is there any way I can search for ...
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Photo matching software [duplicate]

Can anyone suggest a free face matching app for use on a Windows 10 computer? I have a photo of my grandmother at the age of 20 and another photo that may be her at the age of perhaps 50. ...
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Trying to find dates for cabinet cards with Brooklyn business information and addresses?

We have 2 cabinet cards and a cabinet-card-esque photograph that I believe are from the early 1900s that we are trying to date more concretely based on writing on the three cards. The first image has ...
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What is the date and rank of this photo of a British soldier?

I have a family photo (see below) and I am trying to confirm the identity of the man. I have a suspicion who it is - the person was born in 1874 in England. So if he was in his 20s to 30s at the time ...
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Take a punch at this (or...identifying a boxer?)

I have found the photo below amid a collection of family photographs. I don't think it's a relative, as we don't – to my knowledge – have any boxers in the family. But I am hoping to identify who this ...
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Who was in Edingley Cricket Club in 1920?

I have a photo of Edingley Cricket Club from Nottinghamshire in 1920 (helpfully the photo is titled and dated). I would like to attempt to identify the people in the photograph. Might there be a list ...
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Identifying person in two 19th century photos (one from Hannover)?

I found these 2 photographs in a cache of old family photos. I suspect they are of my 2nd great grandfather. I know from other sources that he was from Hannover and is the only family member that is ...
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When might this photograph have been taken and why?

I have in my possession a postcard that shows an colorised black-and-white image supposedly of my father (born 1927) and an unidentified girl. I'm pretty certain this wasn't his usual garb at the ...
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What year is this photo likely taken?

I've got a glossy photo that measures 3"×4.75" of a man near Devil's River, Texas with a car in the background. The back of the photo has a blue 10 on it from the film processing. What is the ...
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What is the model of the car in this photo?

This photo is from 1925 in Big Lake, Reagan, Texas. Can anyone tell what the make of the vehicle is? Photo is Developed by Sun Company, Kodak Finishers, San Antonio, TX with number 217 stamped on ...
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Who took this photograph in March 1891 Missouri?

I'm trying to identify the photographer that took this picture around March 1891 in Blue Springs, Jackson, Missouri, from the faint imprint on the back of the photo cardboard holder. I can make out ...
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What public pool is this in Kansas?

I have the below two pictures from about June 1923, most likely in Hutchinson, Kansas, but possibly in Wichita, Kansas. Can anyone identify the exact pool? I found this article stating that public ...
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What year does this toy tricycle appear to be?

I have a glossy photo, measuring 2.75"×4.5", that I'm trying to date. Clues are: The toy tricycle. The clothing of the child. (Is this a boy or a girl?) The style of home in the background. The ...
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Seeking software for automated facial recognition from photos?

A cousin of mine was doing some Thorp research, and found several unidentified photos that were in an album with some AJ Thorp photos and was wondering if there is a good facial recognition software ...
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What uniform is this (US Army branch, where and when)?

I was going through some old photos and newspaper clippings that my grandmother (1913-2007) left behind here in Norway, when I came across this photo of a uniformed young man. To be honest I have no ...
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Identifying Australian soldier named Bennett in World War I photograph (1917)?

For more background to this question please see Identifying Australian soldier named Williams in World War I photograph (1917)? This is a photograph of what I believe to be an Australian soldier from ...
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Identifying Australian soldier named Williams in World War I photograph (1917)?

Recently, I was able to obtain an image of a page from my grandmother's 1917 autograph book. Her name was Gwenyth Jean Stacy (born 16 Dec 1902 at St Peters, Adelaide, South Australia) and at the time ...
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Dating photo by Edwin Lott from Nolton Studio at Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales?

Does anyone know what years this image was used on Edwin Lott photos? This was on the back of the unidentified family believed to be Morgan relatives which I posted in Identifying family in photo ...
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Identifying family in photo taken by Edwin Lott at Bridgend, Wales?

Can anyone identify the family in this photo taken by Edwin Lott at Nolton Studio Bridgend? I believe it's a Morgan family. The reverse side of the photograph can be seen in Dating photo by Edwin ...
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Dating photograph of car, man and dog from perhaps 1930s/40s in Texas (or perhaps Missouri)?

I have a picture of a man with his dog in a car and I'm trying to approximate the date of the picture to help figure out which relative is in the picture. I'm thinking it is from the 1920s or 1930s ...
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Until what age did little boys in the early 1900s wear dresses?

I found a family photo from 1910. Someone wrote on the back that it was four sisters and a baby brother from my uncles and aunts. But that wouldn't work for the ages of those particular children. I ...
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Origin of young German lady's attire with fore-sleeves and head cover in 1878 photo from Hannover?

I have attached a scan of the cover and photograph of a picture taken in Hannover in 1878. We believe the young lady to be a sister to my Great-Great Grandmother (Catherine Sophia Dorothea Wilkering) ...
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How to identify formal military photos?

Is there a web site out there or some place to ask about the context of formal US military photos? I would like to know the time, location, and reason of a photo. For example, here are two photos ...
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What is uniform worn by Herr Schedler in photo taken late 19th century in Hannover?

I have a scan of this photo. It is believed to be the brother of Pauline Schedler (1860 - 1937). She was born in Thann, Alsace, France and family legend has it she fled to the UK in the 1870s during ...
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Could photo be Edward Nettell (1812-1879) and Maria Hocking (1811-1902) of Illogan, Cornwall?

Below is a photograph from the album of my great grandfather Thomas Anslow Hitchcox. The album was given to Thomas by his mother (my 2nd great grandmother) whose maiden name was Emma Symons Treloar ...
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Dating and identifying Penzance photos – are they of George and Fanny Wills?

Below are two photographs (each 6.3 x 10.3 cm on very stiff card nearly 1 mm thick) that were placed next to each other in the album of my great grandfather Thomas Anslow Hitchcox. The album was ...
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Identifying photograph which may be Margaret Morgan (1808-1902) taken at Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales?

Below is a photograph (I apologize for the quality; it is not in my possession to re-scan) of a woman who I think could be my 3rd great grandmother Margaret Morgan who was: christened on 28 Aug 1808 ...
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