I often wonder how a photo as beautiful as this (or any other for that matter) ends up in an antique shop. Were there no relatives left in the family to cherish it? Did she never marry or have children? No nieces or nephews to hold her image dear?
Collecting vintage photos has become one of my favorite hobbies. I just wish I knew more about the people in them. They do, however, present some fascinating history. Perhaps some of them, like this beautiful little girl, will end up in a story I write one day where I imagine who she was, where she came from and what her circumstances were in life.