We do not know much about the Powell children, but we do know they were from Boston. We have a cabinet photo of two boys and a girl. The children are described on the back as:
"Fred'k (Frederick) Thomas Powell born Mar 19th/81
Annie Matilda Powell .. Feb 21st/83
Frank Alexander Powell..Nov 21st/84
Pictures taken Oct 1886"
At the bottom of the photo it identified the photographic studio as: Bushby & Macurdy, 521 Washington Street, Boston. We thought that the child at rught might be a boy. Fortunately the children here are identified, confirming that he is Frederick. Notice how his gair is done with ringlet curls and a hjair bow. He was 5 years old when the portrait was taken. He would have begun school the following year. This portrait is a good example of how the boy in the family had his hair done in ringlet curls and the girl had her hair done in another style, a common convention in the 1880s.
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