This early 1900's photograph was taken in the Latour Studios of Sedalia, Missouri. The renowned photographer and actor William Latour established his studio in 1869 and continued working until 1900 after which his sons continued the business.
The girl's clothing dates the picture to around 1910. The picture is backed by a heavy cardboard cloth sample poster from the Continental Tailoring Company, Chicago, IL., dated 1905.
The portrait itself depicts the endearing and enduring story of little girls and their dolls. The older, the proud and earnest protector of her doll baby and her younger sister. The younger - well, that face tells it all. You know what they are thinking. "These are our babies, and we love them, and they love us very much. They will be our babies for ever and ever." Adorable, timeless, everlasting.
The original gold gilt frame measures 23 1/2" by 19 1/2" and is in good condition with the only some gilt fading. The corner is also missing a small section of molding, see photo. The cardboard matting shows several lighter-colored areas-see photo. The front glass is intact. The oval photograph of the girls is in perfect condition and measures 13 1/2 by 9".

ITEM ID
2056
COLOR
Black, White
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Girls with Dolls Antique Framed Photographic Portrait

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