Although the child in this post mortem photograph is wearing what appears to be a dress, I’m pretty sure that it’s a boy rather than a girl and he’s actually in burial clothes. He’s older than one customarily sees in this sort of pose, bless him.
The one odd thing I’ve noticed is that his hands appear to be over-large in proportion to the rest of him. I’m assuming that it’s a trick of perspective because of the camera angle.
The woman’s facial expression is wonderful – defiant, almost.