This is a real photo postcard with the AZO mark and triangles in the corners of the stamp area pointing up, so we can date it between 1904-1918. The young lady pictured is Opal Bernard or Vernard Clark. Judging by her short skirt, I would say she is younger than 15 in this photo. Following Victorian traditions, girls were dressed in short skirts from infancy to about 13 years old, at which time their clothing still featured short skirts but modeled a more adult look. At her coming of age, between 15-18 years of age, a young woman’s clothing took on the full adult styles. Considering this young girl was born between 1890-1905 there is a good likelihood her parents followed the Victorian tradition to some degree.
Who knew that “Opal Clark” would be such a popular name? There are numerous entries on the census for this name within that time frame! It’s frustrating to know who the subject is and yet not be able to find the subject.