This sweet boy is identified on the back of the photograph as Albert Linder Pope at age 3 years. At least, I think that is his name. The writing was in pencil, and of course in an older style of handwriting. Imagine what the kids of today are going to think when they have to figure out what their parents and grandparents have written in our non-standard script! In “the old days” students in school all learned to write in a similar style. We see this still today when people from other countries learn to write English in cursive – there are similarities that stand out to help identify regions of where people learned to write. What shall today’s young people do when they need to read the Declaration of Independence or great-uncle Fred’s journals?
Little Albert sat for his photo as the Bushby & Hart studio in Lynn, MA.