Figure 1.--With the appearance of snapshots we get wonderful images of daily life like the children here playing in their back yard during the 1900s. The boys are dressed in fancy clothes for play, but that was common at the time. One boy wears a fancy Fauntleroy blouse, the other a sailor suit.

Robbie McGregor and Everett Tallmadge (United States, early 1900s)

We see Robbie McGregor and Everett Tallmadge in a wonderful early snapshot. This wonderful photograph is a good example of what the Kodak Brownie and amateur photography provided sharply increased views of everday life. Before 1900 there are few images of children playing. After 1900 there are enumerable such images. This snapshot is undated, but would have been taken in the very early-1900s. Two little boys are dressed in fancy clothes for play, but that was common at the time. One boy wears a fancy Fauntleroy blouse, the other a sailor suit, both with knee pants and black long stockings. . Also notice the flst cap and boater. They are in the back yard at 3314 9th (now Elliot) ave South, Minneapolis. The house belonged to the well-to-do Tallmadge family. Robbie probably lived next door. The inscription on the back reads "playing with sand". Mother can be seen in the background keeping an eye on them.







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