I love this picture because it reminds me of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Obviously I know there is a time gap between when that book was written and when this picture was taken, but that doesn't matter. Every little detail about this picture, I love:
Her curls, the bow in her hair, the pearl necklace, the gleaming smile on her face- she's really enjoying the paper that she's reading. I wish I knew what she was looking at- although, it does appear to be something with pictures, maybe an article in a newspaper or magazine.