The portrait of this child is so interesting and appealing. I bought it years ago and have loved it. The first thing that I think is that this child was royalty, rich and happy.
Then I look at the child's clothing. Those little shoes have been passed down a few times. Notice the shoe polish on the soles. The outfit he has on doesn't seem anything more than a normal child's outfit. So now I think that he visited some studio for a picture and the photographer had a robe to put on the children just for effect. And a loving cup to hold in his hands. He is happy!
Wouldn't it be fun to find out something about him. I tried but failed. On the back the name is given. He was Master Robert Rudolph Ritter, 15 months old, 25 pounds and 32 inches tall. The picture was taken May 15, 1939. So perhaps someone will find this during a google search and tell us about this child.