The relative lack of gender definition advertised by the childrens clothes is a pleasant suprise. All 3 are wearing tunics that look like ‘dresses’ with dropped waistelines and high necklines, dark stockings, sturdy lace-up boots, large collars
These boots were probably purchased from the shoe store at 20 Torkkelinkatu, Viipuri, owned by the children’s father Alpo Kolehmainen or his later ‘factory’ at Mikkeli
The gender differences are also clear with the boys in larger white collars, and shorts below their tunics. The girl in paler coloured dress with elbow length sleeves and no obvious shorts
I suspect that this dress style is mainly specific to children, though drop waistlines became popular for adult female dresses in the 1920s
I wonder whether these dress style choices were specific to this family or part of a broader fashion?