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Help needed on dating photos! [image-heavy]

Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:52 pm

I am trying to date all the photos I have in my collection... and the turn has now come to the pressconference photos from the 50's. I amanged to date a few, but these I am still stuck with. I thought maybe some of you guys knew something about them, when or where.. Or something else!! Any help is appreciated!

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#6
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#7
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#12
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I hope you don't mind me posting all the photos here, let me know if you do and I will resize them or remove them!
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Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:08 pm

Little Sister -

What a rare set of pics !

Most of these are new to me !

Can't help with the dating, but thanks for posting them !

Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:16 pm

Oh, well you're welcome Colin!! :D Never mind that you couldn't help, I am glad you like them. Maybe later I should post some of the ones I have allready dated, if anyone is interested?!!

Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:12 pm

Mainly 1957/58 I would say.

Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:40 pm

MauriceinIreland wrote:Mainly 1957/58 I would say.


Thank you for your input Maurice, I appreciate your attempt, but I am looking for more than just the years. Also, none of these are from 1958 :( They are just from '56 and '57... Anyway, I hope somebody can help me (and anyone else who is wondering) with one or two of them...

Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:16 pm

Yes I had a feeling they were more 1957, some remind me of the Canadian press conference where Elvis sat on the table.

Good luck with the dates..nice photos, most I had not seen before, thanks.
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Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:34 pm

I think #12 is from April 3, 1957, in the dressing rooms of the Ottawa Auditorium in Ottawa, Canada. I have this picture dated as such, and it looks like it's the same day:

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The pictures labelled as #6 are from the same date and place.

Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:50 pm

I can´t help you with dates since I´m not an expert on that. Maybe Ger can help you better.

But I enjoyed each pic loaded here. Thanks for that!

Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:37 pm

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I felt the above pic could do with some tlc:

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Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:59 pm

Thank you Peter with the help of #6 and #12, it helped me a great deal as I could start to organise my Canada pictures for real too. But I was thinking about WHEn during the day the pictures might be taken...

When you compare one of the pictures I posted with the one you posted (thanks BTW, I had not seen it before! :))

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You notice that the bag that carried Elvis gold lamé suit is neatly closed on one picture and half open on the next one. We know that he arrived by train at 8:00 AM and had two shows at 4:40 PM 8:00 PM (OK, I don't know this by heart, but I own a copy of Day By Day so it's almost the same!)... Would you think that the picture with the bag neatly zipped is from before? I know that this is nitpicking, but I just want to know as much as possible! :D I find especially the 50's very fasinating!

Also, gotta show you these. They appear to be taken at the exact same place.
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Also thank you Steve for "caring" for that picture, I will keep it along with the original!!

Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:23 pm

Steve -

Nice bit of restoration there !

Where did you find the missing bit of that guy's nose ?

Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:34 pm

Off the top of my head:

01 - Apr '57
02 - Apr '57
between 02 and 03 - Sep '57
03 - 26 Oct '57, SF
04 - Mar/Apr '57
05 - possibly Oct '56
06 - Apr '57, Ottawa
07 - 26 Oct '57, SF
08 - Apr '57
09 - Oct '56, Texas
10 - 03 Jun '56, Oakland [ image is reversed ]
11 - Apr '57
12 - probably Apr '57
13 - Oct '57
14 - Apr '57

DJC

Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:48 pm

We will probably run out of "new" Elvis recordings in our lifetime. But not of great pictures like these! Thanks for posting them! :)

Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:29 am

Elvis often sat with his legs crossed(we used to call it Indian style) in front of him or up in his chest.

I never really noticed this before.

RKS

Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:44 pm

Thank you very much for you help Doc!!

I am not sure what you meen with "between 02 and 03 - Sep '57 " I have two pictures under #1, and then four pictures under #2 followed by one picture under #3. :oops:

If you ever find time to look into anyone of these pictures, to put a single date on them. It would make me one happy girl!! But then, I am allready glad to have recieved the help I have. I am not the ungreatful kind! ;-)

Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:50 pm

ColinB wrote:Steve -

Nice bit of restoration there !

Where did you find the missing bit of that guy's nose ?


I had a whole boxful I bought on e-bay. The box said "MJ's spare noses" on it.

Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:58 pm

By the shadowing of it, I'd say it's a part of Elvis' nose... am I right?

Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:25 pm

No Jamie you're miles out.

It was no ones nose at all.

I goofed on the guys mouth as ya'll can see, but the nose I just drew in freehand using other shades taken at random from the picture.

The guy looked a bit "Parkerish" to me so maybe i coulda used the colonels nose.

Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:40 pm

Huh! Very nice job! :)

Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:19 am

Little Sister wrote:Thank you very much for you help Doc!!

I am not sure what you meen with "between 02 and 03 - Sep '57 " I have two pictures under #1, and then four pictures under #2 followed by one picture under #3. :oops:

If you ever find time to look into anyone of these pictures, to put a single date on them. It would make me one happy girl!! But then, I am allready glad to have recieved the help I have. I am not the ungreatful kind! ;-)

You're welcome. Here's a clarification on my data:

01 - Apr '57
02 - Sep '57

Some of these pics I knew the date (as you can see), others I'd have to research a bit. For example, 02 are all from the same day.

Trust the doc!

DJC

Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:12 am

Little Sister wrote:I am not the ungreatful kind! ;-)


Well if you'd have mentioned that from the outset....... :wink:

Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:57 am

Hej min vän (Hi my friend)

Let´s keep it in english so the others understand what we say here but from one fellow swede (well, actually I´m danish but live in Sweden) to another:

Just saw the thread and thought I´d give it a try. Dr John did a pretty good job on those dates but I guess you´d like it even more specific than months and year so here we go.

Under pic #1 you have two pics from different dates.
#1. 570401 Buffalo
#1 570402 Toronto
#2 570902 Portland
#3 571026 San Francisco
#4 571216 Memphis
#5 570330 Ft Wayne
#6 570403 Ottawa
#7 571028 Los Angeles
#8 570405 Philadelphia
#9 561014 San Antonio
#10 560603 Oakland
#11 570402 Toronto
#12 570403 Ottawa
#13 5710xx could be Oakland, not sure at all
#14 5704xx could be Ottawa

Just let me know if there are other 1950´s or 1970´s pics that you need any help with. I`ll allways give it a shot.

Sincerely
Brian Petersen

Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:25 pm

Tack så jätte mycket Brian, thank you so much!! Sorry for taking so long to thank you, but I changed my submitted email address here and for some reason it took forever for me to be able to verify.

It feels great to have these photos dated and I appreciate your help so much. And I will be sure to post some more photos later, and maybe you can help me date some of them too.

BTW, I am 21 now, but I remember founding your book at a library when I first became a fan. And it became something like a bible to me...

LINDA