This is Baby Cox (on the right!) of Tramore, Co. Waterford. No idea what breed of dog the toy on the left is supposed to be, but it must have been very snuggly for a child to cuddle up to. The furry beast in between was a little confusing at first. Did try to fathom a species, until I spotted it in another Cox family photo - it's a ladies' fur muff!
Voting can now commence as to whether this is "a boy or a child"? (Is it a boy or a child was allegedly the traditional question asked of new parents, i.e. child = girl!)
Date: Circa 1899
NLI Ref.: P_WP_0789