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No, this isn't an M registration vehicle. The 'M' for the registration year was at the end of the number (e.g. 'URX 465M'). The tractor shown in the photograph would have been registered before 1963. From the page on Suffix Registrations, linked from the article you cited, "Prior to 1963, registration marks were dateless". We can, however, narrow the ...


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As @sempaiscuba says, this registration is pre-letter codes, and the pattern restricts it to 1930s to 1963. However, you can get a bit closer from the tractor itself: a very quick image search shows that according to Country Life's article Top 5 vintage tractors it is a Fordson, introduced in 1952. So, sometime after 1952 (it doesn't look brand new) and ...


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This cartoon by Jimmy Hatlo is one of his "They'll Do It Every Time" series, which ran in multiple newspapers around the U.S. from 1929 to 2008. (Other illustrators took over after Hatlo's death in 1963.) This particular cartoon ran on February 20, 1942. I found it in the Buffalo (N.Y.) Evening News and the Syracuse (N.Y.) Herald-Journal by ...


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This was fun and here is my current theory, which I believe supports your hypothesis. The style of clothes are 1860s style per the vintage style guides listed further below and in the 1870s styles seemed to have moved significantly away from the style pictured. In particular away from the particulars of his frock coat, colors worn, as well as more patterns ...


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I had a quick look for the tricycle. I found a few similar ones on ebay and such, without any firm date information. The most useful example appears to be this auction for an "Antique Vintage Wooden Kiddie Kart Child's Bike trike Riding Toy Tricycle", which states: Age: Quite Old - Maybe 60-80 years old??? Marked: Kiddie-Kar (Kart) The age range isn'...


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Jo B. Paoletti, Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, is the author of Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America, recently published by Indiana University Press. She discusses the transition from dresses to more gendered clothing throughout the entire book, but for the time period you are looking at, I ...


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The car seems most likely to be an early-1940s model Chevy or Plymouth Coupe. The third picture is not the same car; it's a 1920s sedan style. The man's shoes are two-tone style that might be a Spectator shoe which apparently had a long fashion run so may not be too helpful.


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Wristwatches enjoyed a significant increase in popularity during the First World War. Their convenience over pocket watches was a driver for this. I have inherited my grandmother's wristwatch, which is of a very similar style to the one in the picture. The thick curved bezel is distinctive. The watch is hallmarked 1920. I would date your picture to ...


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The skirt length alone rules out 1912. It is consistent with 1942. As are the other clothes. Remember that people usually did not wear the latest fashions, especially away from large cities and if they were not wealthy. They often wore the same well-kept clothes for many years, updating as needed.


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It looks to be a colored pencil drawing based on a photograph. I have a couple similar examples of my ancestors in Germany. Here the subjects were born about 1830, married 1861, and both died in 1897. It was based off of this photo taken around the time of their 20th wedding anniversary in 1881. But there's really no way to know if the drawing was done in ...


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The railroad started service in Mertzon in 1911. So that's the oldest your station can be (give or take a couple of years). Your goal now is to find out when it was actually built and if it was rebuilt. Years other features were added. And also see if you can find pictures of it at various times and compare the wear. Turns out part of it was rebuilt. ...


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The tractor registration MWV 714 is definitely a Wiltshire County Council issue from 1955. My father bought a new Ford Consul Mk.1 in Wiltshire in about July of that year, registration MWV 535, so as numbers were issued sequentially this would date the tractor registration as probably 2 - 3 months later i.e. about September 1955, which seems to tie up with ...


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The shoulder title will also indicate his regiment. The angle makes it hard to read, and again a close up of that area may aid identification. It appears to be short and straight, so with that and the white lanyard around his shoulder it could point to something mounted eg ASC or RFA. There people with more expertise around on Twitter, so I’ll retweet the ...


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Well there appear to be three chevrons on his right sleeve which would indicate a sergeant but there is also something above the chevrons - most likely a crown which would make him a staff sergeant or colour sergeant depending on his regiment. The buttons might identify the regiment but I'm not sure there's enough detail there to make out any symbol or ...


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I'm thinking sometime from 1937-1940. Probably the organizer of the presentation invited a photographer and had it printed in photo card style. I don't think this is a post card but just a memorabilia.


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The clothing is appropriate for the mid-1860s to 1870s. The woman may not have been up on the latest fashions, the dress is still quite simple and not as ornate as the fashion became in the 1870s. There is not a whole lot in the man's attire to help with a date but the impressive beard is rather Dickens-esque. These are cabinet cards, which were introduced ...


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A suggestion would be to see if an expert might be kind enough to try to date it for you: In Los Angeles: http://blog.fidmmuseum.org/museum/ The V&A in London: "The Museum’s collection of dress and accessories is of international importance. It covers fashionable dress from the 17th century to the present day, with the emphasis on progressive and ...


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Later 1890s, say 1896 or 1897. The puffy leg of mutton sleeves are beginning to droop a little, characteristic of this period, and the characteristics of the mount and typography fit this period as well. Turner worked in Tuscaloosa from 1880 until at least 1904 when he did the photographs for the U AL yearbook. The collar is a handmade/homemade version ...


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Based on the general look of the uniform, this is an infantryman of the British Army. I've just looked through the infantry regiments in my copy of "British Army Cap Badges of the First World War" and the only regiment that comes close to that shape is the Middlesex Regiment - more formally, The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment).


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As a (very recent) ex smoker, I'd be happy to bet a month's pay there is no cigarette in her mouth. You're misreading the colouring on the curtain behind her. The photo appears to me to be someone about 25 years +/- 5, but not 35. So probably during the war, and in England not USA.


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Although I am no expert (just the son of a dancing teacher), it looks like they were part of a performance that involved dance. To me the shoes, shiny floor and stance are the pointers to that. I think the girl's rear shoe suggests a heel that may be suitable for tap dancing and perhaps your father's too. If you have not already done so, perhaps a ...


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I think your 1860s date is right - these would be 'best' clothes for a small market town community so of good quality to last for years especially for a staid middle-aged couple - the style of her dress is more 1850s, which would not be out of fashion in country areas even as late as the 1890s. They would be worn and put away till next high-dress occasion ...


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