This photograph is taken from H’s paternal grandmother’s photograph album.
Unfortunately we do not have any idea who the children are.
It is a delightful image in a studio setting, realistically set up with foliage and flowers along with a pretty lace curtained window as a back-drop. It is interesting how much detail has gone into the studio setting, and how lifelike it looks.
On closer inspection there is an air of seriousness about the children’s expressions, and they do not look as carefree as children would today. The eldest girl seems to be offering reassurance to the little blond girl, by placing her hand in a motherly way on her shoulder.
We question whether or not they are actually wearing their own clothes, and did the little boy really wear those spectacles? The two girls sitting on the bench are holding a cat and a doll, which presumably belonged to the photographer. May be all of this is the reason that they do not look entirely comfortable.
We should love to know more about them, who they are, and what became of them.