These two pretty misses have commemorated the Fourth of July by getting all gussied up in their best summer frocks and going down to the local photographer's to have their picture made.
Each young lady holds a felt pennant that when the photograph is viewed in its largest size reveals the date and the occasion. Underneath a Federal Eagle on each pennant "4th of July" is written. Underneath that is a circular motif with "Celebration" written on the top and "Independence" written on the bottom. A Federal shield adorns each side of the motif, and there is a likeness of George Washington in the center. "1912" is written underneath the circular motif, and the word "Souvenir" runs down the rest of the length of each pennant.
At first glance both girls appear to be wearing sheer white cotton dresses, but when the photograph is viewed in its largest size, we can see that the frock of the young lady on the left is actually adorned with tiny floral sprigs. Although the young lady on the right is wearing glasses, she is nonetheless a very pretty girl.
The girls may be dear friends as the girl on the right has her arm around the shoulders of the other girl, or perhaps they are siblings or cousins. As the one on the right appears to be the older of the two, it may even be possible that she is a very young mother and the girl seated in the chair is her daughter.
Whatever their relationship, it is clear from this photograph that this was a happy time for them.
The photographer and location of the picture are not known. This photographic postcard is not written on nor has it been posted. It has a Cyko stamp box.