This is an orphan photo I just retrieved from eBay.
Unfortunately, there is no identifying information for this adorable photo.
Based on the style of dress and shoes, I estimate that it was taken around 1900. The little girl is probably about two or three. It's hard to see in the scanned image, but she is wearing a thick-banded ring on her right hand. She is also wearing a necklace, with perhaps a locket.
This post is also being written for the Smile for the Camera carnival, where the prompt this time is costume: No, not as in Halloween. Costume as in dress in general; especially the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period. Show us that picture that you found with your family collection or purchased that shows the costumes of the rich to the not so rich, from the civil war to the psychedelic sixties.
I thought this was a cute photo that represents children's fashion of the early 1900s, especially that adorable pleated skirt. And personally, I just love those little shoes!