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Please analyse this photograph.

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Re: Please analyse this photograph.

Posted: 14 Aug 2014 3:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
1880s does indeed seem about right - though it could potentially be a little earlier.

The two ladies in Welsh costume appear to be wearing in 'genuinely' as 'best' clothes, rather than as conciously wearing outmoded garments and hats as a 'traditional costume'.

The composition is very, very unusual with one woman virtually having her back to the camera.

There seem to be quite a few buttonhole size flower groups visible which strongly suggest a wedding - but there isn't a very readily apparent bride or groom.

The young couple holding hands on the extreme right are a lovely informal insight into everyday life and are far removed from the more usual carefully posed formal group photos.

A number of the peoples' clothing suggests retainers in a large house - coachmen, gamekeepers, and so forth.

Hope these tentative observations help in some small way.
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Rachel Willia... 13 Aug 2014 11:28PM GMT 
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