Two vintage photographs compared
These images from my collection of old family photographs are of my maternal grandfather William Henry Tyson a veteran of the First World War and before that the Boer War.
I’m not sure when the photo above was taken but grandad Bill died in 1945 aged 69. He is seen here standing outside his house in Kenway Road, Earls Court, London. Granddad was a stallholder in North End Road market in Fulham where he originally lived. I believe he in fact at one time owned three stalls selling vegetables, flowers and fish. Quite an entrepreneur, he even sold home-made ice cream to local people.
Is it the same person?
I had just downloaded the image to this post when something began to puzzle me. I had assumed it was my grandfather proudly showing off some of the flowers he sold, but looking at the face it seemed a different person; related almost certainly, but somehow different. I am not sure when it was taken but it has distinctly sepia tones and more faded, so I presume older. Is this perhaps my great grandfather who I believe was a flower seller too? – Or am I mistaken again?
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