This is a beautifully staged post mortem picture. Sad, but it was probably the only picture they would ever have to remember their beloved child. <----- Yeah, most people could only afford post mortem pictures or pictures of the dying person.
Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia when she was still Princess Dagmar of Denmark. She was the wife of Tsar Alexander III and the mother of the ill-fated last Tsar Nicholas II. She escaped to England and Denmark after the Russian Revolution and died in
Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of Theodore Roosevelt, and one of his "White House Gang" playmates, Roswell Pinckney, Quentin Roosevelt later joined the Army Air Service and was killed during combat in WWI.