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I have a photo of a Union Pacific 1869 golden spike. The

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I have a photo of a Union Pacific 1869 golden spike. The back has Kodak professional paper a number on back is 04 1121 1 17 N233 15 is the photo old. What does the number tell you .Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Hi there and welcome

The number does not tell anything helpful, only the store, drading of the paper and this has no records plus consistently changed depending on dates, so you cannot look back and see which store applied this.

The only way to date is

* If the back of a photo has the printing 'Velox,' the photo dates circa 1940s-50s.

* If the back of the photo has the three line printing 'Kodak/Velox/Paper,' the photo dates circa 1950s-60s.

* The printing 'A Kodak Paper' was commonly used in the 1960s and early 1970s.

* The thee lined printing "THIS PAPER / MANUFACTURED / BY KODAK" was commonly used in the 1970s-80s. If you have a photo that is advertised as being from 1979, the presence of this branding doesn't prove the specific year of 1979 but is consistent with the date.

So you can date on this, but not via the numbers on the back of it sorry.

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