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Photos Overton Brothers

Discussion in 'World war one' started by Yvonne Fenter, Mar 27, 2017.


  1. Yvonne Fenter United Kingdom

    Yvonne Fenter Mi Private MI.Net Member

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    I bought this card in a local (Sussex) antique shop. The shop owner buys on eBay, so it could have come from anywhere.
    The only identification on it is "Overton brothers" written on the back.
    They look so very young.
    Would love to identify them and find out more about them.
    Overton brothers.jpg
     
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  2. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Great first post @Yvonne Fenter
    Glad to have you aboard. It might be difficult to get any information about these two young lads, but you never know.
     
  3. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    I suppose my first question would be the reference to "Overton Brothers" is Overton their surname or the place where they lived? (it would be easy to assume their surname)

    There are many Overton locations in the UK I have found them in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Hampshire.
     
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  4. Yvonne Fenter United Kingdom

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    I must confess that I'd blissfully assumed it to be their surname ... but as you say, there are other possibilities. Will keep that in mind.
     
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    My personal bet: regimental children, ww1, western front, quite uncommon(there were many regimental children on the eastern front).
     
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  7. Yvonne Fenter United Kingdom

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    Is the photo background picture a clue to where they were, or just a generic studio background?
     
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    Yes thats a studio background
     
  9. Yvonne Fenter United Kingdom

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    Just wondered whether it's a generic backgroouond used by lots of studios, or one that is meant to be an image of a specific place?
     
  10. Bombardier

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    Thats a good point @Yvonne Fenter perhaps if we can find another photo with the same background we may find out where the studio was, and that might lead us elsewhere for more info about these lads?
     
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