This boy is identified as Edwin Carter on his cabinet card portrait. He looks to be about 6 years old. He has a large white Fauntleroy ruffled collar worn with a large plaid floppy boy. The collar reaches to his shoulders. That was fairly common boys' wear at the time. What is destinctive about Edwin is his curly hair. It is so curly that apparently mother was unable to do ringlets. She does seem to have work on the curls at the top of his head. We do not think this would have occurred naturally. We think he had naturally curly hair, although it is possible that mother just decided on a different form of curls. We can't tell much about his jacket. The portrait is undated, but the pinking and unpinked corners dates the cabinet card to 1888-96. The studio information is hard to read. It looks something like C???? Colleck in Cottag Gillanz [print indistinct]. The portrait came from an estate in southern Indiana.
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