Help with dating a photo

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I would appreciate any help anyone can give me with dating the attached photograph and the age of the lady in the photograph. It is printed on a postcard. The photographer was Bernard Lowndes, Cheadle, Staffordshire.

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The photographer Bernard Lowndes worked during the years of 1032 to 1040 in Cheadle, Staffordshire as a Photographer. So I would date the photo between 1932 and 1940.

An index of photographers working in Staffordshire compiled from trade directories between 1861 and 1940.

My guess on the ladies age would be between 55 and 65 years.

by David Selman G2G6 Pilot (915k points)

Thanks for the answer. I think the photo may be one of the sisters of my great grandfather George Simester https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Simester-2

Just to let you know, you made a typo in the years the first time

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