Blanche Howell, KS

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A photo of Blanche Howell in Topeka KS

Found in an old album.
I do not know how she is related.

On the back of the photo is:
GEO. DOWNING
No. 197 Kansas Avenue
Topeka, Kansas

along with the name, Blanche Howell.
Date & Place: Unknown
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Updated Nov 26, 2018

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Ancient Faces
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Bet you know if this is a boy or a girl. Found in an old album, the person who shared the photo has no idea who it is in terms of family. Do you know?
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Julie Jolly Scarbrough
I say it's a boy.What a cutie.
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Lorraine Stewart
Somebody's little love.
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Becky Kelly
Love these old pictures.
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Esther Evans
Sweet little girl....Too bad they don't know how she's related....
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Christine Pietrandrea
A boy. Momma's styled little girls hair differently.
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Daphnee Lajeunesse
Christine Pietrandrea nope! She’s called Blanche and most boys had their hair parted on the side rather than in the middle back then πŸ˜‰
Nov 26, 2018 ·
Lena Gargano-Reddy
Yes I think this is a cure little boy the hands aren't so dainty as a girl love the boots
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Norma B. Martinez
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It was ludicrous to dress children as the opposite sex. Look where that lead to. Transgenderism is as demonic as the sin it creates. It is not cute!!
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Daphnee Lajeunesse
Norma Jean B. Martinez hey AncientFaces please kindly tell this person that this sort of comments is unacceptable!
Nov 26, 2018 ·
Donna Daly
BS Norma, unacceptable!
Nov 27, 2018 ·
Esther Smeenk
Looking at the eyes, i think it is a boy πŸ™‚
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Heather Lowe
The hair part would lead me to believe the child is a girl. Boys would likely have a side part.
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Rosemary Chambers
and the necklace and the frill collar! and isn't that a dress?
Nov 27, 2018 ·
Donna Daly
I don't know, I have pictures of my grandfather at about the same age, he was wearing a dress (with frills no less).
Nov 27, 2018 ·
Heather Lowe
You're both right about the outfit. Girls and boys alike would have worn dresses in the photo and it can be hard to figure out gender. However, the hair part is often the best clue.
Nov 27, 2018 ·
Kathryn E Bass
Yep, plus bangs on their forehead
Nov 27, 2018 ·
Barb Wright
She is a girl..She is wearing a necklace chain..
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Dee Gallo
Boy...
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Moira Harvey
Deff a boy
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Susan Schloss
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Boy.
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Karen Frazer Foreman
She is wearing a Mourning chain.
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Peggy Gmuca
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Little grl
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Judy Schroeder Bingham
Girl!
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Megan Patricia OBrien Wilton
Girl.
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Rose Gasak
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If the back of the picture says Blanche......a girl I'm guessing
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Pat Rowland Carothers
I found a Blanche Howell in Topeka,Kansas, who was born in 1891, and died in 1907, which looks about right for this photo. It looks to be late 1800's. The photographer was George Downing, who was in Topeka, Kansas in the latter half of the 1800's and early 1900's. He died in 1908 in Topeka, Kansas. As for Blanche, I found her on findagrave.com, but there's no bio, and I can't find her on a family tree. There was another Blanche Howell who was born in 1880, but I couldn't find her on a tree, either. 1905 Census: family members, WH Howell, Age 48; Oscar Howell, Age 21; Vernie Howell, Age 15; Blanch Howell, Age 14; Arval Howell, Age 12. Blanch (if this is the same one) is buried at Ozro Falls Cemetery @ Hewins, Chautauqua Co, Kansas.
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Joanne Jacobellis
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I would say a little girl. That look on her face says female to me. πŸ˜‚
Nov 26, 2018 · Reply
Desiree Rahman
Goes to show how much we attribute to our gender roles expectations.
Nov 27, 2018 · Reply
Paula Rodrigues
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I go for girl!
Nov 27, 2018 · Reply
Chris Coyle
My dad has that chain on his pocket watch!
Nov 27, 2018 · Reply
Ree Young
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Although little boys and girls wore similar clothing, even dresses, I think the necklace might be a hint that this is a girl.
Nov 27, 2018 · Reply
Jan Mortimer
Norma B. Martinez,
This is a very old picture, transgenderism didn't even exist, then. You're certainly entitled to your opinion but also know this: little boys were dressed rather girlie back then, it was tradition. This is a little girl. Your remark was not appropriate.
Nov 27, 2018 · Reply
Kathryn E Bass
A girl. Her hair is a dead give away.
Nov 27, 2018 · Reply
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