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Old Apr 1, 2004, 4:38 PM   #1
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The 1930's, possibly 1940, is all that comes to mind here. There's a look of living well or, at the very least, quite comfortably. The chair looks like an antique, though we'd have to get right up close and personal with it and have a dealer with us to know for sure. The drapes are very formal and the dog is a purebred.
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Barbara, I tip my hat to you, on this one. you observed just about all the clues.
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That is also a fairly fancy rug.

An interesting thing is the lack of jewlry.... although, what is that on the left hand/wrist. If she were really dressing up for a formal picture you'd think she'd break out the nice necklace

But she is wearing hose, which raises the bar a bit. And those shoes are nice. Maybe wearing makeup?

That looks like a nice dog.

Ok, I have to admit that I had a little help from my american studies girlfriend. But most of that is mine.

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Old Apr 2, 2004, 5:28 PM   #6
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Taken alone without the other clues in the photo, it might mean nothing at all since there's been a plethora of fake oriental rugs in this country for many years. However, given what else is in the photo, it might well be a real one.

Nice catch, Eric.
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The photo is of my English mother, probably taken in the 1920's - (correction 1930's). The dog is a purebred. Rex was my mother's favorite dog. This is not a studio shot but an English house/manor. Unfortunately, the history of her family is not documented, hence I have no details. She was always very fashionable and dressed well during this time period.

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A family rich in military history marries a family rich in cultural history. Rod, you are very well-bred. But we could tell this without your family's pictures, I'd wager.
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It still doesn't look like the 1920's to me, Rod. More like the '30's. Are you absolutely sure of the era?
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Barbara:

You are probably correct - 1930's.

I have no information about her life when this photo was taken. She mentioned this era briefly and only once in her later years.

My family history on both sides is full of blanks. This challenge, Good Old Days, has been very helpful emotionally and has help me fit more pieces into the jigsaw puzzel.

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