This is where we share vin­tage pho­to­graphs, and ex­plore the his­tory around them. This month, we look at the less ex­plored backs of photos…

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Ty­ing in with the cover fea­ture, we lookat im­ages of per­form­ers, and how they were used for pub­lic­ity.

We all have fam­ily photos at home. Some are care­fully placed in dust-free al­bums and oth­ers are just stuffed in draw­ers, away from pry­ing eyes. But peo­ple love to view and share old pho­to­graphs, and there is a stag­ger­ing amount on­line– of­ten with very lit­tle in­for­ma­tion – on so­cial sites such as Flickr or Pin­ter­est (­ter­­magazine/vin­tage-photos). In this reg­u­lar fea­ture, we look at old pho­to­graphs to see what they can tell us and to put them into con­text. If you’d like us to look at your photos, send us high res­o­lu­tion scans (300dpi or higher) or copies (to yfh@his­to­ry­, with a brief 50-word ex­pla­na­tion, and it could fit a fu­ture theme. Your photo might be of a rel­a­tive or an­ces­tor, or a phys­i­cal place or lo­ca­tion – you’d be amazed what you can tell just from a sin­gle im­age. Al­ter­na­tively, get in touch if there’s a spe­cific sub­ject you’d like us to in­ves­ti­gate, us­ing pho­to­graphs as its ba­sis – and if you have a fam­ily photo mys­tery to solve, our ex­pert Au­drey Linkman can ad­vise through our Im­age From The Past or Q&A pages.

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