This cabinet card shows Raymond J.D. Webb. He was 7 years 4 months old. Raymond wears a Fauntleroy outfit. It was not the classic curtaway jacket suit, but rather a double-breasted knee pants suit. The classic cut-away jacket were most common with younger boys. It was a dark suit, but not black, something like a mid-grey. This might be the boy's summer suit. The Fauntleroy affect is achieved with a Fauntleroy blouse that had matching collar and wrist trim. The front of the blouse was plain. Raymond has his jacket unbuttoned. We note other oortraits with yhe jsckets buttoned.
There is also an elegantly tied colored floppy bow. We can not tell what color, but suspect it was blue. The bow was an optional item. We notice boys wearing Fauntleroy blouses bnoth with nd without bows.
The studio was Kellogg in St Johnsbury, Vermont. The card was sent to Aunt Laura. The card is not dated, but the outfit, the card mount style, and the white whicker furniture help date the portrait to about 1900. The outfit coukd date to aboit 1895-1905. The mount looks like the 1890s. White whicj=ker furniture was popular in the 1900s, especially about 1900-05. Thus 1900 seems a good approximation for the portrait.
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