I have a lot of wonderful old children's photographs and for some reason rarely post child photos so when I saw the theme prompt for this week's Sepia Saturday I decided to share some of my favorites. Here are just a few:
This first photo (CDV) is a very young, unidentified Trenton, NJ girl taken between 1864 and 1866 as evidenced by the revenue stamp on the back. Such a little sweetheart and look at her darling dress. The photographer was Aller & Brown of Trenton. This little miss is posing on the photographer's fake balustrade railing.
This next photo (cabinet card) features five young Michigan siblings and their dog posed next to a faux fence and pile of hay. The photographer was Dave Bradbeer of Charlevoix, Michigan. This photograph was most likely taken in the late 1880's.
Next up is a cabinet card featuring an 1890's boy wearing Little Lord Fauntleroy attire holding the obligatory whip. This was a very popular costume for boys to wear for their photographs in the 1890's. This particular young boy was posed by photographer Strunk of Reading, PA seated on a large "rock."
This young girl from Trenton, NJ is quite a picture in plaid posed next to a "stone column" and behind an "iron gate." I've posted this cabinet card before, but I think she deserves another mention - just love her entire outfit. The photographer was J. E. North of 31 Centre St. This photo is also from the 1880's.
This young lad leaning on the "stone column" is quite dapper in matching jacket and knickers with hat and cane and take a look at those plaid leggings! What a good looking young man. No photographer is listed, but the boy is identified on the back as Howard Prue Price, I believe. My guess is this cabinet card is from the late 1870's.
And finally we have this sweet young girl leaning on the photographer's "stone fence". Such a sweetie in her simple dress and lace collar and notice the necklace with long chain around her neck. The photographer was H. S. Stephens of Rushville, Indiana. This photo was probably taken in the late 1880's.
If you have enjoyed these photos I hope you will hop, skip or jump over to Sepia Saturday to see even more wonderful photos.