In order to date a photo, it helps to see the entire front, including the type of edges, and the reverse side, whether it is colored, printed, etc. This photo did not come out very clear over the internet, but may have been about 1880. The vignetting of the subjects, gives a certain time frame, in itself. (That's redundant!) Of course that means they would probably be Edwin Allen's grandparents, based on ages.
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