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Tom Tom
11-08-08, 11:56
:o Hello everyone, I have asked about this photo before but I don't know where I have put the paper that I wrote your comments on. :o So please forgive me.


This was in a small photo albumn that belonged to my great grandad. Underneath he had written "Aunt Sarah Coleshill" The only person I can see who it could be (who is an actual aunt rather than a friend of the family) Is Sarah who was born in 1858 and died in 1942.

Could this be her? I should add she never married and had no children.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w34/colwoodtom/AuntSarahColeshill.jpg


Thanks for looking.

Tom Tom
11-08-08, 23:19
There have been 36 views on this but no-one has an opinion?

Canadian Cousin
12-08-08, 05:10
My opinion, for what it's worth, is that she looks to be in her early to mid-20's, which - if she was indeed Sarah born in 1858 - would mean that the picture was taken in the early 1880s. I don't claim any expertise in dating photos, but I don't see any evidence in the picture that would contradict such a date.

HTH -

Tim

Tom Tom
13-08-08, 14:29
Thanks Tim.

Obviously no-one else has any thoughts on it because there have now been 75 views but only you have replied.

It is quite worrying really because I didn't think this site was like this and any new members looking around the site might get the wrong impression.

brenmac
15-08-08, 14:36
i would say this picture could be her 21st birthday one ?so could have been taken 1880,s brenda xxxx

Niksmum
15-08-08, 17:31
Hi there
What a beautiful lady. I cannot help with dates or anything but I have done a clean up for you. I know there is a photo restore board and hope I haven't broken any rules by posting it here

Niksmum
http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w344/niksmum/AuntSarahColeshill1.jpg

Tom Tom
16-08-08, 20:29
Thanks Brenda.

Thanks Niksmum, it's great :D

Mary from Italy
17-08-08, 01:16
Thanks Tim.

Obviously no-one else has any thoughts on it because there have now been 75 views but only you have replied.

It is quite worrying really because I didn't think this site was like this and any new members looking around the site might get the wrong impression.


Sorry, Tom - I don't understand what you're criticising?

Obviously if people have looked at the photo but haven't answered it's because they don't know the answer (or don't feel confident that they do).

I looked at the thread myself a few days ago to see what it was about, but I'm no expert on dating photos so I didn't attempt to answer.

Merry Monty Montgomery
22-08-08, 20:42
Thanks Tim.

Obviously no-one else has any thoughts on it because there have now been 75 views but only you have replied.

It is quite worrying really because I didn't think this site was like this and any new members looking around the site might get the wrong impression.


I would have thought the only impression new member would get is that 75 people have no idea (like me!) Actually probably not that many as I expect many of us have viewed the thread more than once to read the other replies!

People mustn't be afraid to look without posting!!

Jill on the A272
22-08-08, 22:50
The sleeve style, neckline and bodice, hairstyle are very like this one for 1909
1900s Fashion (http://www.cartes.fsnet.co.uk/date/a1909.htm)

Alternatively, it could be an example of Aesthetic dress from the 1880s, in which those women who favoured it rebelled against the heavily corseted skin tight look of the time, difficult to tell which is probably why few people have offered an opinion. Are there any dating clues such as a photographer's name on the back?

Rachel Scand
22-08-08, 23:00
You need Barbara (who is absent) or Don to take a look

oooooo 184 views .... ooops I just looked again !!!!!