This studio portrait which a dark green, over lapping paper frame shows Floyd Van Horne wearing a Norfolk knee pants suits with a large white collar. Its a little hard to tell, but it looks like a rounded, Peter Pan collar. As he is wearing a collar-buttobing jacket, we can't tell if this is a blouse or a detachable collar. I think it is more likely to be a blouse, but we are not entirely sure.
He also wears a light-colored floppy bow. It looks white, but actually seems to be a very light, pastel color. I'm not sure about the shade.
Notice how the collar and bow give a juvenile look to a suit that otherwise might be worn by an older boy.
Floyd's hair is done in Dutch-boy bangs. Interestingly his name suggests that he is of Dutch ancestry. This would have been a pre-school style. He looks to be about 5 years old. The portrait was taken in Litt’s Studio in Ellendale, North Dakota. The portrait is undated, but we would guess was taken about 1915. Gere the frame helps us date the image. (Cabinent cards went out of style after the turn of the 20th century. Many portraits in the 1900s were done as ovals in these paper frames. More common in the 1910s were full size portraits in fold over frames.) Knickers were more common for boys in the 1910. We see many older boys wearing jackets like this with knickers. While knickers were very common in the 1910s, we see many younger boys still wearing lmee pants. Floyd also wears long stockings and lave-up high-top shoes.
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