User talk:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

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Berlin or New York?[edit]

Hi there. You uploaded File:Halil Menteşe in New York City in 1915.jpg. Someone else uploaded (before you?) File:Halil Bey Berlin.jpg. The person and the picture (although the latter is a bit cropped) are the same, both use US sources; but New York and Berlin are quite distant from each other. What do you think? Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 22:33, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

He is reaching out to grab the hand of John Purroy Mitchel, the mayor of New York City in front of what appears to be city hall. Bain photo service took the photo in Manhattan, all their photos are from tristate area. The photos they get from Germany are always copies from other photo services. I added John Purroy Mitchel to the image data and will look at images of City Hall to see if I have the correct building. I even recognize the guy with just his nose sticking into the photo, he was in charge of the New York militia, I will find his name in a bit.
Please see Commons:Deletion requests/File:Halil Bey Berlin.jpg. --E4024 (talk) 15:00, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

@E4024: You can't go by that date used by the Library of Congress, they release a group of photos in a 10 year period, and all are marked 1910 and the next batch will be 1920. The best dating is at Flickr Commons where research is done based on the numbering system on the plates. Each day Bain would put a sequential number on the negative for that day and then a sequential number for the order that the glass negatives were developed. Many photos were copies of earlier photos or copies of other people's photos, but the ones taken in New York City were taken that day. The researchers at Flickr Commons then look to see if the photo was used by any of the New York City papers the next day to confirm the date. You can join the project if you are interested, we need people to categorize them here, they are all already loaded here. The man he is greeting was mayor from 1 January 1914 to 31 December 1917. RAN (talk) 01:04, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Joh. Thorsen[edit]

Could you merge the categories Category:Photographs by Johan Thorsen and Photographs by Joh. Thorsen. It is the same photographer. Vidariv (talk) 09:29, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Rosalie Sjöman[edit]

Hello! I am curious. Why did you do this? Now we have two categories containing her photographs. ??? --SergeWoodzing (talk) 15:41, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

We have photographs OF her and photographs BY her as per Category:Photographs by photographer so when people search for the photographer in Google, Siri, Alexa, they get a photo of the photographer. Not all the photos have been migrated yet.
All done now I see. Good job. Thanks! --SergeWoodzing (talk) 12:59, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Re: SVG coat of arms?[edit]

Hi Richard. I haven't done a coat of arms in a while. I concluded that I should probably leave the arms to actual artists here: one of the best for heraldry is User:Sodacan. You could leave a note with a blazon on his talkpage, or you could leave a note on the talkpage of Commons:WikiProject Heraldry.--Brianann MacAmhlaidh (talk) 23:52, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! RAN (talk) 00:02, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Lucius "Loyd" Durfee[edit]

Concerning your edit - I think the guys second name was really just "Loyd" as in en:Lucius Loyd Durfee. Alexpl (talk) 05:19, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

@Alexpl: I was going by what was in his obituary, but looking at the family tree I created, it does appear that "Loyd" appears as a family name. His son appears in all documents as "Loyd". I will migrate the documents back. Do you have a free Familysearch account? I added the link to his entry in Wikidata. Familysearch links to entries in the census and military records and birth and death records that I found. RAN (talk) 14:32, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
No, I haven´t. I went by the book "Generals in Khaki", the standard reference for US WW1 generals. But you may be right that it is in fact a "double-lastname". Alexpl (talk) 06:44, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
Not a double last name as in Loyd-Durfee, I found that his son's first name is "Loyd" in several documents. It probably was a surname in the family's past. RAN (talk) 23:00, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

File:Branford Clarke circa 1920.png[edit]

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