This is the image from a 19th century cabinet card. The only two things I can make out on the back are these two notes, written in pencil:
- 17 months
This cabinet card (and the one that I'll post tomorrow) come from the same source as the photo of Uncle Willie in the hay that I posted last autumn. That picture was also from 1897, so it's likely all of these photos are from the same family.
My favorite part of today's photo, by the way, is the axe in the stump.