This cute boy was photographed by M. Frank Miller at 48 Merrimack Street, Haverhill, MA. Haverhill is only about 17 miles from Exeter, NH. 48 Merrimack Street is located one block off the Merrimack River, near the Basiliere Bridge. Today the location is an Indian cuisine restaurant. The boy’s outfit reflects the popular “Little Lord Fauntleroy” look that was popular in the 1890s. The big bow, lacy collar and long curly hair was seen as quite fashionable, and led to any number of schoolyard beatings, I’m sure.
M. Frank Miller was noted to have provided photographic services to the Haverhill Police Department in 1896, at the cost of $7.50.
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http://heirloomsreunited.blogspot.com/2012/01/photograph-of-4-year-old-grace.html shows another of his photos. Maybe someone is related (although it’s doubtful)
I was looking for photos today and stumbled across this little boy in curls from Tecamah, Nebraska who has nearly the same outfit and pose. There’s a dog too! Its for sale on Etsy.com