I’m loving how this little kitty stands out against the drab colors of the girls outfit and background. If only my kitties would pose this pretty when being photographed! Based on the leg-of-mutton sleeves, this photograph is from the 1890s.
I am not a licensed appraiser; therefore, I cannot provide a value for your or my objects. Nor do I want to. I'm a firm believer in loving an object for its aesthetic beauty or for its family history. Placing a monetary value on something demeans its value in other ways, and I'd like to avoid that all together!