Girl from Housatonic, Massachusetts
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What it is:
Photo (a bit more than 2.25 x 3.75 inches) mounted to a cardboard frame/backing (3.5 x 5.25 inches).
What I know about it:
Photographer is A. Joyce Jr. of Housatonic, Massachusetts. Otherwise undated and unidentified.
Wow, Housatonic Massachusetts, say that five times fast. I’m a little puzzled by her jewelry. Am I wrong in thinking that’s a pocket watch on a chain? That seems like an odd fashion item for a girl, but maybe I’m wrong. I was also thinking it looks like it’s hanging crooked, not to mention the fact that the chain looks like it’s slung under one arm like the strap of a satchel. But I’m guessing I’m just not seeing it correctly. Looking at it again, my second thought is that the chain is looped around her neck, but we can’t see it on her left shoulder because of the puffy sleeve, and that the watch may be pinned to her dress rather than hanging from the chain. I’d be curious what others make of it. Meanwhile, I think this is an adorable picture. A whole novella can be read into the expression on her face.