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From: Frances Lee <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Dating Old Postcards
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 12:04:16 GMT
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Colleen morrison wrote:
> maybe of babies sitting in the same studio, on
> the same cushion, photos using the same decorative border,
Dear Colleen & everyone out there!
I used the same principle this week in helping identifying a studio
photo belonging to my grandmother! We've always puzzled over this
picture of a lot of smartly dressed men sitting in front of a stained
glass window with heavy tapestry curtains either side. Two boys aged
about 12 sit at their feet. Mother didn't know who they were either!
Then I got all of the photos out of grandmother's album to make copies.
In doing so they got jumbled up and as was sorting them I thought
"I've seen a curtain like that just now!" I dug out the two photos with
the same curtains and indeed the same stained glass window. The one I
knew was the earliest photo of my grandmother taken at Woolwich Arsenal
with a small group of five other women round her. She was an overlooker
during the 1st world war. Suddenly I realised that those smartly
dressed men were male workers at Woolwich Arsenal. So how come the
women were wearing overalls and caps and the men were in suits?
Still don't know the answer to that but what is maddening is that I
don't have any other photos of the male members of the family at this
period except one of her brother before he went to war so don't know
who any of these people are but some of them must be of our family or
grandmother wouldn't have got it!
Oh I do wish I'd paid attention when she was alive!