“Boy, dog and woman enjoying each other’s company,” Tallahassee, Florida, ca. 1910, via Florida Memory (State Library and Archives of Florida) on flickr.
“Mrs. Brandt’s home, Fairbanks, Alaska,” 1916, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Fairbanks was founded in 1901 as a trading post supplying gold miners in the area. It became an incorporated city in 1903. “By 1905, [it] had electricity and sewer service, a powerplant, a three-story skyscraper, saloons, stores, police and fire protection, and a thriving “Red Light” district,” according to fairbanks-alaska.com.
This may be the home of Margaret Brandt, a widow who was a city telephone operator from 1905 to 1938.
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I think these are twins and their younger brother (on the left). What do you think the flowers are? Could the yellow-orange ones be California poppies?
Is her slight Mona Lisa smile about her nice outfit or the photographer? (Click on the image for a larger view.)
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