This photo-back postcard of Paul Burnham Dailey. He was 3 years and 9 months old. The photograph was taken February 7, 1914. Mother has done his hair in ringlets. Ringlets were becoming less common for boys by the 1910s, but we still see some examples, especially before World War I. Paul is wearing a sailor-style tunic suit. Tunic suits were very popular for younger boys. Notice the embroidered anchor on his dickey. Mother has arranged his back to ensure that his ringlerts were reflected in a mirror. She has done a small number if very thick curls. Clearly mother was very proud of her handiwork. The mirror also gives us a rare look at the back of a sailor tunic. Notice the large back flap and stars in the corners.
Paul also wears dark long stockings and high-top shoes. Unfortunately we do not know where Paul lived. The post card was sent to Mrs. Newcomb, presumably a relative, perhaps a maternal grandmother.
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