I have no idea who the child is in this picture; it looks like a girl (with long, sausage curls and an odd-looking hair bow) but the child is dressed in a boy's suit and black boots. This picture, which had been applied to the back of the postcard you see above, was in the possession of my grandmother. It was found after her death, so no one knows for certain who this child is.
The postcard is clearly postmarked Sep 1913, from Moundsville, West Virginia. The photo was glued to the top of an old postcard, which has flowers painted on it. You can see some of them at the top rim, and as the photo has come loose on the bottom, I can see clusters of violets underneath. I'd love to see the whole card, but I don't dare try to remove the photo because I am sure it would tear. Unfortunately, someone in the past cut off part of the postcard which makes the message almost impossible to decipher, and removed the signature. I suspect they were trying to make it fit an album sleeve. Shame on whomever that was!
You'll note the one-cent stamp. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we still had postage that low?
This is an example of the type of stuff I cannot bear to throw away - even though I have no idea who it is - the card and photo are 94 years old!! I think it is amazing that it still exists at all.