I recently discovered that my grandmothers were posed in near-identical poses, in a near-identical setting, with the exact same stuffed dog, in approximately the same year! I suspect it was the result of a travelling photographer.
Here is the information I have:
Angelina Rochon (nee Aquino) (photo in sepia)
Born 1933 in Cochrane, Ontario
Mona Porter (nee McDonagh) (black and white photo)
Born 1933 in Iroquois Falls, Ontario (died 2006 in London, Ontario)
The pictures were taken in roughly 1936. I'd love to know if other people have similar photos, and have any information on the photographer!