This cutie is posed on the dining table chair that has been brought outdoors so the lighting is better. You can see Momma's elbow in the left of the photo. She must be there in case cutie falls. She really is so precious.
This antique postcard is a thank you card from an orphange for babies and toddlers. They make my heart ache just looking at them! The photo is not in good condition, but the content more than makes up for the quality.
This ragamuffin is a tintype image that was once held in a cased frame. You can still see the oval outline from where the frame surrounded her. She looks fine at first glance, but look closer and you can see her uncombed, greasy hair. She is from a poorer family and she did not wear gloves while outdoors. You can clearly see the darkened, tanned portion of her hands to where her sleeves would reach on her wrists. This photo speaks of the past to me and shows me the clues to this child's life.
These sisters are also from a poorer family. The tintype was most likely taken by a traveling photographer who hastily set up the area for them to sit and be photographed.
They are clean, but once again you can see the tanned portion of their hands. These girls did not wear gloves:) Their faces are also covered in freckles which means no hat or umbrella while in the sun. A young lady shaded her face.
The older sister is sporting quite the black eye on her right eye. I wonder if little Sis gave it to her? She looks defiant to me. She looks like her life so far has been hard.
Thanks for indulging me in sharing these photos. What started out as just wanting to find nice antique images for my collage work has ended up being a wonderful passion.