The boy, who has such soulful eyes, is dressed in a boy's suit with knee-length pants. He is leaning on her chair and has one leg crossed over the other. This tin type is very dark and I have tried lightening it up to be able to see the details. I'm not really good with dating children's clothing, but if I had to guess a date, due to the painted backdrop, I would say mid to late 1880's, however, because of the fringed chair it could be earlier than that even 1870's. These children and the photographer are both unidentified as well as the location.