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A studio portrait of Josephine K. Pernet (1913-1928), daughter of Emile B. and Ada R. Pernet of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Sadly, Josephine died young of tuberculosis. Note the retouching on the candle to give it the appearance of being lit. View full size.