Figure 1.--This charming cabinet card portrait of a young boy about 3 years old is identified as Burt Dodge, as written in ink on the back of the card. We know nothing about Bert and his family. His outfit suggests that they lived in coimfortable circumstances. Bert is dressed in a frilly Fauntleroy blouse shirt with a large bow at the neck. He has a kilt suit. These kilt suits were one of the most populsar outfits for younger boys at the time. The jacket is a small Fauntleroy -style jacket designed to best display the fancy blouse.

Bert Dodge (United States, 1880s)

This charming cabinet card portrait of a young boy about 3 years old is identified as Burt Dodge, as written in ink on the back of the card. We know nothing about Bert and his family. His outfit suggests that they lived in coimfortable circumstances. Bert is dressed in a frilly Fauntleroy blouse shirt with a large bow at the neck. He has a kilt suit. These kilt suits were one of the most populsar outfits for younger boys at the time. The jacket is a small Fauntleroy -style jacket designed to best display the fancy blouse. There is a matching kilt-skirt. Notice all the button detailing on the skirt. Bert also wears long black stockings and high button shoes. The light color and material suggests that this is a summer outfit. The portrait is undated, but we would guess was taken in the 1880s. The frilly shirt and bow suggest the 1880s. It could also be the 1890s, but the small Bolero-type Fauntleroy jacket was more common in the 80s than 90s. Bert has a tiny gold ring on his right hand. Rings like this were not very common. His hair is short, cut in bangs. The photographer, Flodin & Thyberg, 411 Main Street, Worcester, Massachussetts. So we know that Bert was from Woocester.








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