Antique Framed Photographs Of Family Boy With Dress

Discussion in 'Art' started by antiquelover69, Jan 18, 2022.

  1. antiquelover69

    antiquelover69 Well-Known Member

    This is a storage find.I'm not sure of the age of the photographs but one of the children in the picture I think is a little boy with a dress.Would this be early or late 1800's. Any body recognize anyone in the photos.Sometimes famous people are in some of these old pictures.I found a lot of old photos,but this is the only one framed. SAM_4965.JPG SAM_4964.JPG SAM_4967.JPG SAM_4968.JPG SAM_4971.JPG
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  2. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    Cute little toy dog in the pictures.
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  3. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

    Based on the monobosom silhouette and the narrow dress sleeves, I'd venture to guess c.1900.
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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Spot on I'd think. Pigeon breast dress. Somewhere between 1897 and 1905.


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  5. 2manybooks

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  6. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    My Grandfather was born in 1901 and theres a pic of him in a dress at age 3 . Family photos that are in the wild always make me a little sad.
  7. antiquelover69

    antiquelover69 Well-Known Member

    Wow! thanks so much for the great information and site! Johnnycb09, 2manybooks,Darkwing Manor,and Debora!!!!
  8. smallaxe

    smallaxe Well-Known Member

    Dresses on very young boys pretty common back then. My granddad around 1907...

  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Well, isn't he a stout little fellow!

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  10. antiquelover69

    antiquelover69 Well-Known Member

    :happy: yes he is stout! and handsome
  11. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Just to be clear... I used stout in the old-fashioned sense meaning "sturdy." He's standing there so confidently in his bare feet clutching what appears to be the chair cushion. I suspect he's looking at his mother who posed him so carefully with his arm raised and supported on the chair arm.

  12. smallaxe

    smallaxe Well-Known Member

    I figured that's what you meant. He was sturdy; large-boned, and very strong. I remember his wrists were nearly as wide as his hands, which meant his wristwatch would fall off a lot.
  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Oh, good. I hoped you understood my intention wasn't to offend!

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