How old is he?

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  1. WelchRegLost

    WelchRegLost Well-Known Member

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    The photo I have used for my profile is supposedly of my Grandfather taken in 1914, however looking at it the other night I began to wonder if it might not be him. So question is how old do we think the person in the picture is?
     

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    Flook A True Gentleman

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    I think he could have been as young as 20 but obviously that's just a guess.
     
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    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    My guess would be somewhere in his early to mid 20's, but I could be wrong, yet again
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    I agree - early 20's
     
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    WelchRegLost Well-Known Member

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    Thank you that is what I was thinking early 20's. If it is my Grandfather he would be 30ish when this photo was taken and would have spent the last 12 odd years working as a puddler etc in the ironworks
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Although, the chap in the photo could be thirty.

    My son in law is twenty-nine, and he looks about his age to me.


    (As an aside, my grandfather is also about thirty in my avatar).
     
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  7. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Do you have any other photos of him, any age? Knowing of course how old he was and when the photo was taken.
    Compare the distinct shape of the right ear.
    Anyone else in the family with a similar feature?
    My grandfather, father, sister and now me have the same ears. Though mine have morphed into my fathers and grandfathers over time.
     
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  8. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I was thinking a much as 28 -31. I had brothers who looked ridiculously younger than their ages.
     
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    My guess is mid 20s to 30ish.
     
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    Unfortunately none that are definitely him, unless his last living son has some but he is now in a nursing home with dementia and parkinsons
     
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    None of his Children or grandchildren had/have that distinct shaped ear
     
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  12. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Well that’s no help :(
     
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    This is his last living son aged 93 maybe he does have a bit of that distinctive ear
     

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    Ummm. Can’t see it. We do change as we age but the ears? Ummm. Maybe he got Mums ears.
     
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    photo of 4 men all with same mother two different fathers the one on the left is the 93 year old above, the one one the right his his elder brother and the tow in the middle are the elder half-brothers
     

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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    The two sets of brothers do have matching chins.
     
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    WelchRegLost Well-Known Member

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    it is amazing I have seen this photo hundreds of times and have only just notice how different the faces are two long and thin two quite round (or is that the red wine having an effect?)
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Looking hard again the 2nd chap along [with gap in front teeth] could almost be said to resemble the avatar Laddie.

    Was the shape of his right ear an actual physical trait or the temporary result of an injury?
    I haven't had a red wine for several days & I can see the differences. ;)
     
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    To the best of my knowledge it is a physical trait.

    The chap with the gap in his teeth is avatar laddie's step son
     
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    Far right and far left are very alike aren’t they?
    That ear!!!! You can’t miss it can you?
     

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