I wonder if the child with the long dark ringlets is a boy. In those days, all little ones were dressed in skirts. My mom tells a story about her father, my grandfather. When she and her brother were acting up, he would solemnly say,
"When I was a little girl, we never acted like this!"
"Oh, dad, you were never a little girl!" they would reply.
"Oh no?" And he would pull out a photo much like this of him and his younger brother, dressed in white blouses, skirts, and stockings. That silenced them!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
This is a vintage carte de visite that I purchased some time ago in an antiques store not far from where I live. These sweet children are from Ploughkeepsie NY and this picture was probably taken before 1910. Someone went wild with the curling iron!