Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Smiling for the Camera

"Young lady with little girl standing outside. Copy made for James Jenkins. Date of copy 1/24/1962." -- Library caption

Based on the clothing and the hairstyles, my guess would be this was a sunny summer day in the Roaring Twenties.  We've observed before that people often didn't smile for the camera back in the "old days," but by the 1920s all that started to change.  Not only do I like that the woman is smiling, but I love that the little girl is sticking out her tongue.

This copy was made by John Holly Williams for James Jenkins, which is our only and best clue as to whom these folks may be.

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