"Taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England, these images of poverty stricken children show the horrible existences they had to endure just to survive." - this is the caption. This looks like flirting to me.
British veteran and his wife. He is wearing a top hat, coat and medal, she a bonnet with ruffles, paisley shawl, and gloves. He appears to be wearing a British Crimean War medal with bars. (or maybe Waterloo) // Ambrotype,1860s