The year is 1910, in Texas. 'Cornelia' is being photographed in her parent's garden.
She is a third generation cowgirl and very proud of her new woollen riding leggings. Her parents George and Mildred photographed the proud moment.
Cornelia appears to be wondering about having a horse of her own.
George and Mildred have been married for 25 years. Their only daughter Cornelia has six brothers -
George, Frederick, Daniel, Alex, James and Peter. Cornelia was the fourth child born in the family. So she has three older brothers and three younger.
The three older boys are in charge of cattle breeding. The younger boys help plant and harvest the crops on the property.
Unbeknown to Cornelia her parents planned on presenting her with her very own horse on this day.
While the photographs were being taken, a horse and buggy with another horse attached on the back, came trotting up the main driveway. Cornelia asked "who does the horse at the rear belong to Father"? Father said, "why Cornelia, he is for you."
Cornelia nearly fainted with delight. She had never seen such a beauty. When could she ride him? Her big brothers had taught Cornelia how to ride on ponies originally. She had become quite an accomplished rider. Her father told her to saddle her up and ride her like the wind.
After hugging her father she jumped on and rode off towards the sunset with pure delight. She named the horse "Pharlap". The pair became an asset on the property, running the cattle with the boys.
For years, George and Mildred watched on with pride as their children rode off daily into the distance towards their work.