Pleasant for Simpkins!
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Shows an elderly married couple having their portraits taken in a photographic studio. The man, Mr Simpkins, stands with his head placed against a head-rest, while Mrs Simpkins sits waiting on a seat near him. The photographer asks Mr Simpkins to hold his head steady and to look in the direction of some young ladies who are close by. Anticipating her husband's saucy behaviour towards the girls, Mrs Simpkins adopts an expression that means 'Just let me see him wink!!'.
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