Carl P. Weber had his portait taken by Meynen & Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Carl looks to be about 5 years old. The portrait is undated, but was probanly taken about 1895. Carl wears what looks like a Fauntleroydress. It looks to be made in velvet, I'm not sure about the color. We don't have a good enough scan to know if the outfit is a dress or a jacket and matching skirt. He has an elaborate lace collar and matching wrist cuff trim. Carl also hs long ringlet curls. One unusual aspect is a cone shaped hat at right. This is a style that was popular around the turn of the 19th century, but we rarely see it in the late 19th century. I'm not sure what the proper name of the hat was. I have ot common;y seen that hat style. He holds a whip which would have helped identified him as a boy even if we had not known his name.
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