Vintage Childhood

I am fascinated by the facial expressions of children in vintage and antique photos.  Often these children seem pensive, solemn, even haunted.  I found myself using one of my favorite images, that of the boy in a top hat, over and over.  I obtained photos of him at various ages in a box of vintage photos either at an estate sale or on eBay.  His name was Perley Prance.  Included in this collection are photos of my parents, which are the first two images in the collection.