Unfortunately we have no information about this family. The portrait was in a group of postcard portraits that were probably from Minnesota. The portrait was undated, but we would guess was taken about 1910, although any time from about 1905-15 is possible. Mother had dressed all the children alike, although there are small differences. There are three children pictured with their mother. At first glance the children all look like girls, but we think one is a boy. The children are all wearing identical looking outfits, but the younger children look to be wearing pinafores while the older child wears a dress. We are not sure about the color. There is nothing about the clothes that suggests that the yoingest child is a boy. The hair style does not look boyish, but we believe the styling suggests that he is a boy. There are three reasons for this. The two older children are clearly girls. Note that their hair is parted in the center and the hair bows set at the back of the head. The yonger child has a side part and his hairbow is set to the side. Also the fact that the younger child has ringlets and the girls do not also suggests that he is a boy. Of course we have no way of knowing this for sure, but the differences in the hair style is a strong indication.
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