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Take a punch at this (or...identifying a boxer?)

The "B" page of "Find your boxing ancestors" on boxinghistory.org.uk lists several Butlers but only three with the first initial "G" (as his shorts appear to be monogrammed "GB"). The first of these, ...
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What year does this toy tricycle appear to be?

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 ...
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Identifying Australian soldier named Bennett in World War I photograph (1917)?

I was thinking perhaps the second initial was a "T", so I did a quick search of the South Australian BDM index (run by GenealogySA) and found a P. T. (Patrick Thomas) Bennett, who seemed about the ...
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What uniform is this (US Army branch, where and when)?

Well, building off of Robert Shaw's answer, it appears to me that the person in the photograph is wearing a Type I unit disk, which puts the photo somewhere between 1910 and 1937. According to both ...
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Where is Frankford Supply / Bristol Yards Located?

On the main search page on Ancestry there is a search box called "Keyword" if you use that to search for "Frankford Supply" you will find several references to newspaper want ads mentioning Frankford ...
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Estimating when photo of ancestor who lived 1833-1902 was taken?

Although I guess that no one will be able to determine a precise year with just the picture given, however, I try my best guess that it was taken between 1883 and 1888. Let me walk you through the ...
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Does George B Sperry logo on fold case for photos indicate photographer or case manufacturer?

George B. Sperry apparently owned the studio where the picture was taken. However, this could have been any one of several studios in Toledo. According to Ohio Photographers: 1839-1900 by Diane ...
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Where is this New York City Broadway location from Fall 1958?

Looks like this is on Broadway on the W 42nd St block. Changed a lot since this photo taken but on Google Streetview you can see the old building (now Knickerbocker Hotel) on the right is still ...
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How to search for a New York area 20th century building by its appearance?

FWIW, the Hudson Valley is full of historic mansions with landscaped grounds — many of them white — so your search terms should mention things that are unique about this one (e.g. "white" is ...
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Who took this photograph in March 1891 Missouri?

I have tried to remove as much of the paper color as possible, as a means of highlighting what was written: My best interpretation is "J. H. Gold":
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What year is this photo likely taken?

The present picture is hardly crisp, but we can compare the two car photos at similar scales: There are certainly some consistencies between the two cars, notably the shade/flap above the windscreen, ...
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What is the model of the car in this photo?

This appears to be a Ford Model T Coupe, produced from 1917-1927 Looking through some various model year images here, seems to narrow it to 1923-25 by location of the hinges and how the door swings. ...
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Who was in Edingley Cricket Club in 1920?

This might be tricky. For starters, it looks like the club is no longer extant. Local club Farnsfield's homepage reports their "recent acquisition of the Edingley Cricket Pitch". The Edingley club ...
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Approximate Date of this early 20th century photo?

The gun looks like a shotgun rather than a rifle. It could be a model 97 (1897) Winchester shotgun. And, that is a Model T Ford. The model T began production in 1909. So, the photo can't be older than ...
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What is date of the photo of woman with wrist watch?

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 ...
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Dating photo of family members in front of house in Texas?

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 ...
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Identifying military portrait found in Texas?

That jacket is very much like this stable jacket in the British National Army Museum described here and the stable jacket of the Fife and Forfar Imperial Yeomanry shown here. It says in the ...
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What is this military related building in New York City area?

This is the West Point Military Academy, the West Academic Building, designed by Richard Morris Hunt and built in 1895; renovated in 1959 and renamed Pershing Barracks
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What is the date and rank of this photo of a British soldier?

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 ...
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What is the date and rank of this photo of a British soldier?

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 ...
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Dating photo of train station depot in Mertzon, Texas?

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 ...
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Who was in Edingley Cricket Club in 1920?

This is not a comprehensive list, but here are some ideas to start with. The principle for researching an organization is the same as what you do for a person: start with what you know, and work ...
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Identifying person in two 19th century photos (one from Hannover)?

I have an answer for the type of uniform being worn. It is the uniform of a particular type of cavalryman, an Uhlan (or Ulan in German). Ulans were lancers. A jacket of this type is called a Ulanka....
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Identifying Australian soldier named Bennett in World War I photograph (1917)?

I agree it is most likely to be 2376 Patrick Thomas Bennett: Perhaps the other soldier is 2952 Leslie Alick Williams of South Australia. Both were serving overseas in 1917 so doubt the date on their ...
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Seeking software for automated facial recognition from photos?

FamilySearch has introduced a tool to see which ancestors you look the most like: https://www.familysearch.org/discovery/compare You upload a photo of yourself and then your ancestors.
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What uniform is this (US Army branch, where and when)?

As part of your question, you asked: How does that match with him being born in 1888? Researchers can use these guides to line up a birth year with wars a service member might have been in: What ...
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Who took this photograph in March 1891 Missouri?

Here's the only photographer I found with initials J. H. Name: James H Schwartz Residence Year: 1887 Street address: ws Broad Residence Place: Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, ...
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What public pool is this in Kansas?

This probably won't be too helpful - but there are pictures of a few swimming pools in kansas. http://www.kansasmemory.org/locate.php?categories=567&query=swimming+pools&restrict=all ...
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What uniform is this?

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 ...
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When might this photograph have been taken and why?

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 ...
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