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Questions tagged [identification]

Use this tag for questions looking to identify or classify an object, image, or person, or to otherwise place them in historical context. Make sure to include as much detail as you already know about the mystery object, preferably including photographs, if applicable.

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Can you identify this military uniform? Montana 1850-1920

Portrait taken in Montana-best guess between 1850 and 1920. WWI?? Slouch hat. Single-breasted coat with 5 or 6 buttons. Breast pocket on each side; diagonal, flap with button. Knee-high boots. Curvy ...
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Can anyone help me identify this coin? Basiliea Selvykou. Rev: ICA

Can anyone help me identify this coin?
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Need help identifying 2 old coins? Struck coins, one with two standing human figures facing each other

Can anyone tell me what these 2 coins are ? How can I safely clean them?
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What coin/token is this? Copper “1 1900” Rev: Austro-Hungarian arms

I am unable to locate any information regarding this coin/token. Can anyone help?!!
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Can someone help me identify this sword?

It looks like a wide hacking blade, obviously a short sword. But because the tang isn't real wide and the way the handle fits, it looks like it was ceremonial or even ornamental. Lol. Nice blade, the ...
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Distinguish Mitsubishi G6M1-L2 and G4M1 aircraft in this picture

Here is a picture of Bataan 1 and Bataan 2: Wikipedia: Bataan 1 and Bataan 2 were two demilitarized Japanese bomber/transport aircraft that carried the first surrender delegations from Japan to Ie ...
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What are these items in this 16th century plan of an English town?

This plan or picture map of Great Yarmouth is from the reign of Elizabeth I. According to the Norfolk Record Office (pdf), It shows the town’s defences at the time of the Spanish Armada in 1588. ...
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Question about Medals of the U.S. Navy

What do medals say about a sailor, diver or serviceman? This picture is all my grandfather's medals. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1945 - 73. I know a lot of his story. He started out an E1 and went as ...
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Can someone tell me more about this dagger with a bronze hilt?

I found this dagger whilst cleaning up. It used to belong to my father I believe; he used to collect old things. It appears to have a bronze hilt (?). I don't see any lettering or marks on it. I ...
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What does King Henry III have on his lap in this illustration from a Matthew Paris chronicle?

In Abbreviatio chronicorum Angliae, the chronicler Matthew Paris (d. 1259) included drawings of the Norman and Plantagenet kings up to Henry III. The image below shows from L-R, top-bottom: Henry II, ...
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Can anyone confirm the identity of these WWI uniforms?

The photo below was found among some other WWI photos. It seems to be from a book (rather than an original photo) and has been (firmly) glued onto a piece of board (so impossible to see any text on ...
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Can someone identify these German ww2 badges?

I have a number of badges on a leather pouch. Can someone identify these?
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What's the festival shown in this illustration?

This poster shows a hopping European party of a few centuries back. Unfortunately there's no attribution or date on this old print. The text resembles German and refers to the second chapter of the ...
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What kind of knife is this?

My grandpa had this knife and we do not know anything about it. It seems to be very interesting and I am very curious as to what kind of knife this is and where it came from. Edit: Grandpa was born ...
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What uniform is in this picture?

Believe he was in the Somerset Light Infantry based at Jellallabad camp Taunton sometime between 1890 and 1914. Any help from anyone appreciated. We cannot find his birth or death as he used ...
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Can anyone identify this early 20th century uniform?

Maybe US, British or Irish. Might be military or civil. Early 20th century. Medals on right chest? Commemorative or mirror image?
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I would like to identify the airplane in this photo

My Grandfather was an airplane owner in the early 1940s. This picture was taken between 1941-1946 from what we believe. I would like to know the make and model of aircraft so I can model it. Any ...
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Who sold this book in London in the 1930s?

Several years ago, I purchased a copy of A.W. Wheen's English translation of Erich Maria Remarque's Three Comrades (published, as best as I can tell, sometime in 1937 by Hutchinson & Co. of London,...
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Help identifying a strange uniform jacket

I've got nothing to go on here other than this is quite old. Thick navy wool with dark gray (or black) Corded striping. One gold star on right sleeve. Handwritten tag is hard to read, has a long ...
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Identifying a sword engraved with “66. A. E. 1. 61”

Found this sword in my father's basement but need help with ID. Can’t find any info on sword or its markings. The blade itself is 18” from tip to top of hilt and 25” overall.
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USA membership pin - possible to identify?

The attached picture shows what is believed to be a membership pin. Is it possible to identify the organization? The pin is from the USA and dates from the period 1890-1914. A possibility is that it ...
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What was this building and what happend to it?

I recently visited Lofoten in Norway and in small village called Myrland there was a building of some sort near the beach. It looked like docks. It was protected by the sea wall that was build from ...
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Can anyone identify this uniform, approximate year, and aircraft?

It's U.S. from the interwar years, but I don't know much more than that.
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What is the statue in the music video for “Sick Boy”?

Recently I viewed the music video for the song "Sick Boy" by the Chainsmokers. Does anyone know who is the statue featured in the video of? I just can't find any information on this although I assume ...
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Can anyone identify this uniform?

Copied from OP's comment: I believe he stayed in the Aachen area. It is a photo of my G.G.Grandfather who was born in Aachen, Germany in 1841 and died 13 Nov 1890. Thanks in advance.
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Who does this sculpture depict?

I know I've seen it somewhere before. But can't for the life or me remember who this sculpture is of? Any help would be greatly appreciated. .
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Sculpture identification

I need to know who they are. There is no signature or mark on it. Thanks in advance.
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Can anybody identify this piece of pottery?

I bought this at a local "picker shop" and need to know if anyone can identify it. I have another picture, but it will only let me upload one per question, and I'd like to make sure this is the place ...
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Can you identify this seemingly British uniform in a presumably French portrait?

The uniform in this presumably French portrait. The portrait was handed down through unknown generations within the de Boissoudy family in the South of France. Latest family members are perplexed as ...
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Can you identify this possibly Austro-Hungarian military uniform from either WW1 or before?

My Great Grandfather died in 1929 at age 50, putting his possible year of birth at 1879. He was born and died in Istria, now modern-day Croatia. During his lifetime, however, this part of the world ...
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Need help to identify this circa WW1, American uniform

My great grandfather disappeared in 1930 and the only record I have of him is these photos. He fathered my grandmother in 1914 in Australia and had a second family in the late 1920's. I have only just ...
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What era is this German 10 DM banknote from?

Exactly what it says on the tin. This is clearly a German 10 mark note of some kind, but I can't find pictures online of any notes like it. The reverse is completely blank, with some bleed-through ...
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Who are the people walking with Hitler?

I was going through my late Uncles WWII photo album from his time in the US Army. To my surprise I came across one page dedicated to the Nazi army. No idea how he came about these pictures. It looks ...
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What type of military uniform is this?

I'm researching a CDV I bought this past summer and am having great difficulty finding what type of uniform this is. I have it narrowed down to a French military uniform, likely post 1900. I was able ...
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Handheld music player in the 1890s?

Perusing this gallery of candid photos from 1890s Oslo, Norway, by Carl Størmer (1872-1957), again I found such a curious image, yet was unable to verify the existence of any portable music player ...
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Help to identify this sword (Confederate)?

I inherited this sword from my uncle. It is by S & K (Schnitzler & Kirschbaum) with the inspector stamp of 'F.C' although the 'F' is not clear to me. Is it a copy? Measurements are: Blade is ...
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Can someone identify this banknote?

Can anyone tell me what currency this is? I think it's Japanese but I'm not sure from when or even where. Someone in my family brought it back from the service.
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Can anyone help me identify these swords?

I'm not entirely sure what they are, but I don't want to give them up. They look really neat!
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WW1 shell cases

We found these two shell cases in my parents garage. They were allegedly brought back from France by my great grandfather, but that’s all we know and we’d really like to know more about them and ...
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What branch of the military wore this uniform?

I found this pic in my grandmother's belongings after her passing. I'm curious as to what branch of the military this soldier was in and the time frame. Maybe even what war, if any he may have been in....
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Who is on the Nazi 2 Reichsmark coin?

There is a long haired figure on the 1934 2 Reichsmark coin. Who is it?
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Could someone identify this uniform? The photograph is a tintype

I am trying to identify the uniform worn by this confident young man. Is it a military dress uniform? The photograph is a tintype, so I think that the probable date is ca. 1860-1880. The photograph ...
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Can someone identify this coin? ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟ(Υ) (Β)ΑΣΙΛΕΩ(Σ)

Can someone please identify this coin? I would really appreciate it if you could tell me how old it is and what era it belongs to? (https://i.stack.imgur.com/up4S3.jpg)
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Please help to identify these coins

First coin: it dates 1670. The coat of arms seems to show the checkerboard as in Flag of Bavaria, but that's speculation Second coin: it dates 1770. The inscription beginns with D.G.MAX.IOS. etc., ...
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What coin is this and where is it from? Thai script, Thai arms. Rev: left facing portrait

here is the front and back of a coin which I would like to find out about. Anyone know which country this is from? Thank you very much!
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What is the story of this image?

I've seen this image a lot, particularly since the passing of Steve Jobs. I'm wondering if this is actually a photo of Steve before or after a presentation. Or, has there been a similar photo and this ...
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Who's the artist behind this popular painting?

Wikipedia says it's a German postcard dated 1900. But says nothing about the artist. Does anyone know about the artist behind this work?
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What kind of medal is this?

I found this medal in UK. As far as I know the medal is from CCCP. I am living in Latvia and it used to be CCCP as well. On the medal you can see LIEPAJ and if there is missing letter then that must ...
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What kind of knife is this and where is it from?

I was given this knife by someone who says it is an antique. This person is also very old and forgetful. Can anybody identify this knife?
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Does anyone know what this set of aviation wings represent?

Originally asked in the aviation stackexchange, though posted here under advice. I stumbled upon this set of aviation wings whilst searching through a box of old things, though I'm at a loss as to ...