Maybe not all horrid, but some surely are.
This one, taken in Boston (what Nova Scotians call 'the Boston States'), was presumably sent back to the grandparents in Nova Scotia, and is a case of Short Pants Too Long:
Some seem to have their destiny written all over their faces:
Don't you just want to kick him?
Sometimes it's the furniture that's horrid:
Another from Boston. On the back it says:
Well Grandma what do you think of our boy? Dont you think he is some big for a baby not two yet.
This one is surely not horrid:
Think how itchy and uncomfortable those clothes must have been.
These, now, are Devilspawn:
The picture was taken in New York, but somehow fetched up in Nova Scotia.
This one was taken in Kidderminster (Worcs), but also found its way to Nova Scotia. Gran is just a tidge grim:
Another Young Winston:
Just one more...
This one look pretty dubious about the whole deal:
Aligned nicely with the backdrop:
Sometimes the photographer gets carried away. This one has BLUE eyes painted in:
This is another magnificent composition, catching yet another common theme: the child in somebody else's clothing:
The original of this one is a 1 x 1.5 inch tintype:
...and see luscher's comment
....and see luscher's comment