Edwardian Photo in its Original Frame
Now here is a rather wonderful old photo…Edwardian we suppose – and no it is not a reproduction – it is an original.
We have been puzzling over it for ages:
Is that a boy or a girl on the pony? We have decided that it is a boy - at this date, small boys wore skirts until they were about 2 years old (until potty trained we assume) and also it would have been very improper for a girl to sit astride the pony wouldn't it?
The little boy is wearing quite a fancy sailor suit. He seems much better dressed than the man holding the pony’s head. Maybe the man is the groom and it is the boy's dad who took the photo? (Photography was a popular hobby amongst gentlemen in the late 19th/early 20th century - as anyone who has seen the film 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' will know!)
The picture is printed in sepia brown, the card surround is distinctly grubby and it is in what we assume is its original frame a moulded (and mouldy) gilded number somewhat bashed here and there.
But look on the bright side – no sign of wood worm, death watch beetle, wet rot, dry rot or woodlouse.
This is a charming period piece and almost certainly unique.
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