Saturday, January 7, 2017

Photo: Sitting in front of the fireplace, with stockings hung above

On the heels of yesterday's post, here's another found photo, one that I probably should have included among last month's Christmas-themed posts.1. It's a tiny thing — the image is just three inches across — and I wonder if it was a proof print, because it has ragged edges. (Or maybe it was just intended to be a wallet-sized photo.) There is nothing written on the back and nothing to indicate a year.

Are these three girls sisters? The age span from oldest to youngest could be as much as 15 or 16 years. It looks as if they were going for a posed shot in which all three of them were gazing into the fireplace (waiting for Santa Claus?), but the toddler had other ideas. I like how the stockings, hung with care, mirror the three girls.

1. I already have a starting pile of four or five Christmas-themed items for December 2017. Taking bets on whether I lose track of that pile between now and then.

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