The embossed surround of this portrait is almost as stunning as the hats that Madge and child are wearing. The long string of beads around Madge’s neck, which is being clutched at by her baby, is similar to one I saw in a recent post of a photo from the USA at the fabulous vintage photography blog Pics of Then. Please check it out here. It must have been a particular fashion in the Edwardian era in the UK as well as the USA.

I have no idea where this picture came from but I imagine it was bought at a car boot sale when I lived in Leicestershire in the UK.