Children from Kirwin, Kansas
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What it is:
Carte de visite (CDV) measuring just under 2.5 x 4.25 inches.
What I know about it:
Photographer is C. S. Cobb of Kirwin, Kansas. Otherwise undated and unidentified.
Here’s another one where the gender of the children is a little fuzzy, but I’m guessing they’re both boys this time. Any thoughts on that? It’s cute that they’re wearing matching outfits. The beanpole on the right seems a little put off by this whole scenario, but the kid in the chair seems to be taking things in stride. By the way, the design on the back of this CDV is unusually elaborate, so I’ve posted a scan of it here. It’s especially impressive given how small the whole thing is. UPDATE: I just remembered that a comment on a previous post said you could determine a child’s gender in old CDVs by the way the hair is parted, and that the center part means the one on the right is a girl. That completely throws my assumptions off, and it still doesn’t tell us about the one on the left. Who knows, maybe I’m the only one who finds these kids confusing.