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When do you think this photo was taken?

What year do you think this was taken?

Answer:

The flat-top cap implies 1920-1940, but the acoustic grid ceiling and cheap paneling is pretty much a giveaway. To make it look older, you need to have less distinction between light and dark. Note that older photographs had fewer gradients in them unless they were the incredibly expensive kind of photos. Also, you'll need to get rid of that background. Paneling didn't come around until after the depression, and the first paneling didn't have that faux wood look. often, in an older house, you would see a plain colored wall, crown molding between the wall and ceiling with hand-made texturing on the ceiling itself. Newer houses from back then were beginning to have Sheetrock, all in plain color with no trim or crown, but that paneling has to go to give some date to the pic. Older pictures also have a bit of fading on the edges. Sometimes it's darker toward the edges (because of the camera and film developing techniques of the day), and sometimes it was lighter on the edges due to bad exposure in the darkroom.
Apr 14, 2017
yesterday.. were you trying to make a photo look older?? cause its not gunna work with just a hat and a black and white photo.
Apr 14, 2017
I think you took it about a week ago.
Apr 14, 2017
who knows?...probably right before you posted this question
Apr 14, 2017

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