Here are three snapshots that were in a bag with about fifty other assorted prints. Judging from the format (square, deckle-edge), the photo-lab's stamp on the reverse and of course the content, they are related and apparently taken just a few moments apart.
It's a family get together for Christmas. It's daylight outside so let's say it is Christmas Morning or Day, not Christmas Eve.
There is more than enough body language here to keep an expert busy for a while.
What can you read into these?
Here we see first on the left an open gas flame heater. Not so popular now days.
There is a little girl sitting with good posture on the left, not affected by today's cell-phone, game console, hunch.
There is a boy in his favorite cowhide jacket. There is a Folgers Coffee can on the floor next to his foot.
On the coffee table, (visible in all three pictures) is what appears to be a camera.
The four adults sitting on the couch apparently didn't change places in any of the three shots.
This on seems to have at least partly posed. The lady standing, on the right, is headed for her chair and is seated in the third frame.
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