Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Ramsgate pictures all from one publication, can you date them?

One of the tricky problems with old pictures is putting a date to them. Most of the photos taken between 1850 and 1950 are postcards and don’t have dates on them, in some cases the same postcard can have postmarks with 25 years between the dates.


Anyway all of these come from the same booklet of Thanet views and I can definitely narrow the date down to within a five year period, so what do you reckon the dates are?

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Here in my bookshop it has been very busy since the schools broke up, local history and dates being a major factor as you can see from the books going out on the shelves http://michaelsbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/men-at-arms-in-bookshop.html which I guess roughly equates to the books going out the door, or the shop would explode.

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