I thought I had posted this picture in the past, but I couldn’t find it on the site. I suppose the “deer in the headlights” expression is a universal one as I have definitely seen that on lots of photographs! Today our CDV photo is of a small boy posed on a fringed chair. While his body language is meant to look relaxed – with the right leg folded under the left – it seems a little stiff to me. You can see a wide collar on his tunic, which was popular for boys in the 1880s and 1890s, but he also has trousers.
The photographer was D. C. Moyer in Plainwell, MI.