Here we see three Argentine siblings, probably from Buenos Aires where the portrait was found. A notation on the back suggests 1932 with a question mark. Unfortunately we do not know their names. We suspect they may be Itlian. Argentina had a large Italian immigrant community. These children come, pretty obviously, from a rather upper-class Argentinian family given the clothes and hair styles. They are all dressed in fashionable European styled clothes. The boy is wearing a European-style suit such as that we might find in a city such as Berlin. The boy looks to be about 14 years old. He could easily be from Germany, the girls' hair styles and dresses, howeve, do not look very German. The young man is smartly dressed in a short trousers single breasted suit with white shirt and tie, black long stockings (obviously worn with a garter waist since there is no wrinkling at the knees) and low-cut dress shoes. We are not sure about the color of the stockings, perhaps dark brown. The girls are wearing white or at least light colored dresses with white ankle or three-quarter-length socks. This is pretty obviously a studio portrait. The sisters are wearing fashionable 1930s hair-dos. One of the girls may be slightly older than her brother, although we are not positive. The younger child looks go be about 10 years old. We are not entirely sure why the boy wears dark long stockings and the girls white socks. We are not sure if gender or age convehntions were involved. Long stockings were still widely worn inGermany, but going out of style in America. We do not see many Argentine boys wearing long stockings by the 1930s. This suggests that the family was rather conservative,but notably the girls are mot wearing long stockings. We suspect that long stockings were considered more appropriate for an older boy. We note boys also wearing knee socks in the 1930s.
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