Studio portrait of a beautiful young woman from Cooktown, Queensland (circa 1880 - 1890). Photo from the State Library of Queensland collection. Photos of this time period often contained props reflected a person's occupation or status. In this case, for instance, the book she is holding could suggest that she is a well educated woman.
"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.