Smiles

I had to share this photo because it makes me happy!  I love the smiles – something you rarely see in early photos!  Is this a mother/daughter duo, or sisters?  Their dresses are similarly made, the decoration across the bodice is identical.

This is a post card, 1908-1914.  The name of the photographer is embossed on the card – E. Hotchkiss, Geneseo, Illinois.

Enjoy!

One thought on “Smiles”

  1. That is a lovely picture. First pic of that era, or earlier, where I have seen smiling. Many did not smile because of bad or missing teeth because of poor oral hygiene; and I am sure some because of downright sadness. Those were rough times on many levels.

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