Here we see a portrait Tom G. Epperson of Fresno, California. He is wearing a double-breasted suit with very large lapels. We are not sure what the round pin on his lapel is about. We are not sure about the collar, but it looks like a soft collar, not a detachable one. He is wearing a solid colored tie. His suit is done with above the knee knickers worn with dark long stockings and high-top shoes. The light-colored suit was probably a summer suit, but he still wears long stockings. The portrit was taken 1908-09. This was was just when knickers began replacinhg the straight-leg knee pants that American boys had been wearing for decades. Tom looks to be about 11 year old. His hair is carefully combed in a somewhat unusual style.
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