A portrait of a Mother and her seven daughters don't often see people in these old photos that are beautiful by modern standards. These girls are unusually beautiful. Hard to guess which one is the mother.
I think this is pretty wonderful that a little girl from this era would have parents allowing her photo (rare in those days) and be allowed to have her pet chicken in it, too! She's darling and could care less about her part in the picture.
This strange image is just one of Black & White Photos That Cannot Be Explained"(naw, this ones easy. The kid is painting a face on the older gentleman, who has male pattered balding. His head is tilted toward the camera is all. Not so odd.