Old photographs of family can sometimes be a puzzle.
This is a photo taken in 1915, in fact I will go as far to guess that it was taken at Christmas time in 1915.
Grandma wrote on the photo Marvin ( on the right) 1 year and 4 months. He was born in 1914 on the 13 day of the eighth month..yesterday would have been his 99th birthday. He died in 1994…at the age of 80…19 years ago later this month.
Grandma Tracie had a favorite sister growing up..her older sister Annie. Annie was married a year before Tracie. The other child in the photo on the left is Annie’s first born Lois. The girls (Annie and Tracie) were probably together in town at their parents home over Christmas and took their children to a photographer.
Yes they are dressed alike. Babies were all dressed the same back then, in dresses, it was easier to change their diapers. Snaps and zippers had not been invented yet. Little boys were breeched (put into britches or breeches) when they could do up their own buttons before and after using the potty…until then they wore dresses. Today we think dress and we think girls, back then a dress just meant you had a baby that was not yet potty trained.
Cousins. At first glace you would think siblings..but not so in this photo. There were a couple of these photos, only one was marked Lois and Marvin. The rest are properly marked now. I am not sure what happened to Lois. (I talked to a relative, she worked at JC Penney in Bemidji Minnesota and she married a Journalist.) :)