Photo puz­zler

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - WRITE IN -

I was de­lighted to find a lo­ca­tion ref­er­ence, on page 26, for the cover photo of Au­gust 2015’s is­sue of WDYTYA? Mag­a­zine. Over the years I have reg­u­larly searched in vain for an ex­pla­na­tion of the event or peo­ple used on your front cover.

In July 2015, for ex­am­ple, I would have loved to have known the name of the bride with a know­ing look and her rather re­luc­tant groom. I won­der if their mar­riage sur­vived?

I ap­pre­ci­ate that many tan­ta­lis­ingly in­ter­est­ing pho­tos have sur­vived with­out any clues but hope­fully some im­ages that are cho­sen for your front cov­ers can be iden­ti­fied.

In th­ese cases, I sug­gest that any known facts could be in­cluded on your Con­tents page. This might even en­cour­age my­self and oth­ers to find out more or even dis­cover a fam­ily con­nec­tion! Hazel Har­land, by email

Editor replies: Many of the pic­tures that we use in the mag­a­zine come from pic­ture li­braries, which don’t of­ten pro­vide much cap­tion in­for­ma­tion. How­ever, this one is listed as ‘A por­trait of a newly-mar­ried cou­ple, pho­tographed by Henry Mayson at his Keswick, Lake District, stu­dio in the late 19th cen­tury’.

If any­one has a query about a pic­ture in the mag­a­zine, please con­tact us – we’re only too happy to try to help!

The front cover of our July is­sue

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.