When the mat that framed the portrait of the child was removed, the woman holding the child was revealed

When the mat that framed the portrait of the child was removed, the woman holding the child was revealed

Different with hair down - mourning photo? Looks like cornrows in her hair.

Different with hair down - mourning photo? Looks like cornrows in her hair.

Yes, they smiled back then. Sweet bitty girl, happy Papa! Portrait of a Father and Smiling Child, about 1855, Daguerreotype. J. Paul Getty Museum

Yes, they smiled back then. Sweet bitty girl, happy Papa! Portrait of a Father and Smiling Child, about 1855, Daguerreotype. J. Paul Getty Museum

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Stunning mother in a flowered bonnet gazing lovingly at her pretty baby.

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Stunning mother in a flowered bonnet gazing lovingly at her pretty baby.

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