Recently, a collection of family photographs was made available to me for the purposes of archival scanning (and for attaching to the files I have on various family members!)
One of the most delightful parts of the collections were the studio portraits taken of my grandmother as a child. My great grandfather (William Andrew Richardson) was living and working in Club Terrace, Victoria; a long way from the rest of the family in Footscray.
Gran (Dorothy Una Ophelia Richardson) was born in Footscray in 1900 and the collection of images had been taken at 6 month intervals…. I believe copies were then sent to her father so he could see how she was progressing. In the collection there were also pictures from and of him, annotated with the message that they were for his daughter, Dorothy.
What a stylish young thing she was!