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.
Categories: Old Photos
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.