- What can you learn about the past from this photo?
- Why do you think the children are posing with their baby buggy?
The portrait is of two young girls with doll, covered by a blanket, laying in their baby buggy. The photograph was taken in Shenandoah, Iowa, in 1890. This style of portrait was known as a cabinet card, where photographs are mounted on stiff pieces of cardboard. They were introduced in the 1860s, but their production waned around the turn of the century.