This is a very unusual photo I bought from a vendor on Ebay – I search everywhere for my photos! After checking online, a photo that was similar to this one (but not quite as elaborate) was dated 1891. I love the silk parasol! While the woman in the coat could be the mother of the child, I tend to think she is the nanny, since she has a very similar checked cloth for her dress, as does the servant pushing the stroller. I think this glimpse of the past is very charming. Photo taken by C. von Dieck, Hamburg Barmbeck, Germany.