I recently bought this cabinet card of a family from Duluth Minnesota and I believe it is from the early to mid 1880’s. I’m making the guess based on the dress which appears to have a bustle. This family has the usual mom and dad. There is a son, still young enough to be in short pants. The second child had me a bit stumped. All young children wore dresses no matter the age. The usual way to tell if it was a boy or a girl was by how the hair was styled. Boys were parted on the side and girls down the middle. You see my dilemma here! No real part! Just a strong bang! But upon zooming in on the child’s face, I have come to the conclusion that this is a very feminine pretty face and I believe there may actually be earrings so GIRL she is. Mom seems to have earrings too, as well as a bar pin, a posy of flowers and a wedding ring. Mom also has some pulling and wrinkling in her bodice. More proof that we costumers can really get our bloomers in a knot over fit issues for nothing.