Please Help me if you can?
My lucky purchase in Dorking October 2012
Over 30 Victorian Photographs featuring a Victorian Family at least two to 3 generations possibly from 1850 to 1900 era Where and Who they were remains a Mystery
A recent article and Blog site and page I have set up inside Dorking Old Things talks about some Photographs I recently acquired from a Dorking Charity Shop which are truly fascinating.
Although the album is falling apart they contain over 30 photographs which look to be at least two to three generations of a Victorian Family perhaps as far back as the 1860s to the 1900s .
The Album they are contained in come is a Solid bound album subject to considerable wear at both front and back cover are coming away. However whats inside is is exquisite a real delight for any avid collector or Historian. Firstly because the people we are looking at in the Photographs are true home grown Victorians,but from the clothes they wear to the glimpse of the furniture behind them i wish i could know more about their lives.
How hard were they?
What did they do?
How long did they live?
Where did they work?
How much did they earn?
Where and when were the pictures taken?
What was the occasion?
Who is related to who and how?
I have so few clues except on one of the Photographs it mentions Heydon, Hove which I have traced to a family of Photographers in Sussex near Billingshusrt from 1852
Another Clue is a picture of a House which I suspect is in Sussex although I cant be sure. Perhaps its a house somebody is living in today perhaps it was pulled down years ago, but each picture gives a small clue to the approximate age for example the fashion and clothes the person is wearing.
However even in this case although I picked the Photographs up in Dorking this may well be a Victorian Sussex Family. At this point if you would like to look at Photographs i have in more detail then go to the Page i have created called Who were these People in this Blog Site and take a look at the Photos i have up loaded or get in touch by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Perhaps your are a Historian or Genealogists and can either throw more light on the pictures or add vital additional information in the form of clues as to who these people were.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the great great great Grandson or Gran daughter contacted me having located in picture form their Ancestors or we could trace the direct descendants of this family to day and connect the two.
In the meantime they remain a mystery and reveal very little but tantalisingly just enough to raise more questions than they can answer but a wonderful glimpse of a distant era.
If you happen to recognise the House, in the last picture and live in it please do let me and the readers of this know. I am looking to try and get the picture blown up professionally so as to see if any further clues emerge, There are three people standing in front of the gate so it is perhaps possible to date the picture from fashions at the time I think around 1880s.
|Enhanced Photo of Victorian House No 4 Below|
|Last Picture shows the House|
And thank you for your help
To see more of these pictures go in this blog site to the Page I have created Who were these Victorian People? or the Blog site Just who were they