Their Sunday Best

Photo, no date or writing.

Found in "Pony Specimen Book: Standard Line Type" published by Inland Type Foundry, St. Louis, 1907.

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  1. Ahhh.... someone's first communion. How sweet.

  2. Their First Holy Communion, perhaps? That would explain the fancy dresses, veils and crosses on their necklaces.

    Great blog, by the way - I love to find "forgotten bookmarks" in used books myself!

  3. This may be a Confirmation/First Communion picture. Pope Pius X lowered the age of First Communion from 12 to 7 in 1910. Until then, it was customary at age 12 to receive both sacraments.

    I have a picture of my grandmother about the same age, and in the same clothes.