This is one of my favorite pictures of my mom (left) with her sister Helen (right) and brother Sigmund, aka "Ziggie". This picture was taken in 1923 making my mom 5 yrs old, Helen 6.5 years old and Ziggie 2 years old. The short sleeved dresses the girls are wearing, in pastel colors with ruffles, make me think this photo was taken in the spring time, perhaps at Easter.
Whenever I see pictures of stoic children it makes me want to reach out and tickle them ;-) They would have looked so much cuter with grins on their faces but I guess they didn't "smile for the camera" back then. Does anyone know when people/children started smiling in photographs?