I love Fun Fridays.
I also clicked the extra button down below, so we will see if my comment goes through.
Evidently Anne Land enjoyed children and animals. Always a good combination for photos.
Since it is the early 1900's, I wonder if those are pets, or if they will be future supper?
l.e. on 17th February 2012 @ 7:08am
I also wondered if these were pets or destined for their demise.
As to the basket possibly being of Indian origin, Mary Schlick might be able to give some clues as to if it is or not.
This appears to be typical farm boy, with the somewhat dirty cuffs, no shoes and am wondering if he had not graduated to long pants yet, or if this was the fore runner to Bermuda shorts.
Really fun photo
Charlott on 17th February 2012 @ 7:14am
I just noticed something........Look at his left ankle bone. I am no medical expert but that does not look normal to me. Makes me wonder if that might be a clue as to why he isn't wearing shoes.....
Charlott on 17th February 2012 @ 7:16am
This reminds me of an essay whose point of departure was a roadside sign "Bunnies for sale, fryers or pets."
Working with children and animals was even more difficult in the era when emulsions were slow and every exposure required inserting a fresh glass plate in the camera back. Anne Lang's portraits aren't just the luck of clicking the shutter enough times that you get something good.
Arthur on 17th February 2012 @ 9:30am
Does his tender face seem to say 'please make them your pets' ? I just love that picture, thanks for sharing it!
Maria Kollas on 18th February 2012 @ 2:53pm
And I wondered how many times he had to stuff the bunnies back in the basket to get them to stay put for the portrait - having had to do that myself with modern cameras, it can't have been an easy task then!
Shawna on 1st March 2012 @ 9:28pm