This photo is mounted on a decorative card measuring 6-7/8” x 8-5/8”; the card has a beveled edge.
The imprint on the front reads: Stratford.
On the back, the following is handwritten:
Kenneth Guthrie Lyell Guthrie
Sent by there [sic.] mother
Mrs. Luella Guthrie
There is no other information to indicate where this photograph was taken. However, a two-minute Ancestry search pinpointed these folks. In the 1900 census, there is a Guthrie family in Winters, Yolo, California. Dillard R (head/father), Luella (mother), Kenneth (son), and Lyell H (son). In the census, the boys were listed as six and four years of age respectively (Lyell’s age is indexed incorrectly). The boys look a little older than that in the photograph, so I estimate it as being taken about 1905, likely in California.
According to the SSDI, Lyell died in June 1961. According to the California Death Index, Kenneth died on 18 June 1952.
I’ve hit a brick wall tracking down a living relative to share this with. If you have any idea, please email them to me (do not post in comments for privacy reasons, thanks).
1900 U.S. Federal Census, Winters, Yolo, California; Roll: T623_116 Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 203.