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Maria & Elena Gassagne? CA 1880's

Possibly Maria & Elena Gassagne in the 1880's? This photo has a photography studio on the back of a place in Los Angeles, California. When I researched it was down the street from Elena's father's livery stable and during the correct time. I am assuming this is Mary and Elena. Mary was half Native American. Can anybody shed any light? Does anyone know why the child's head is shaved? Both were born in Los Angeles, CA. Photo taken around 1880's. Elena's father was Charles Gassagne and he had a livery stable on Main St.
Any little tidbit would be gratefully received.
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I would like to know if this is indeed my great grandmother and her mother. And why the child's head might be shaved. Does the woman look like she could be part Native American. Her mother was also born in Los Angeles, CA in the 1830's. (Refugio Garcia).

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Photo taken at Plaza on Main St. Los Angeles, California USA on
Maria & Elena Gassagne? CA 1880's

Mary (Foote) Gassagne

Mini-biography
Born: December 1860
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: Mary (Foote) Gassagne at 20 years old  ·  Elena Gassagne