A rare and very beautiful image. Not many parents *lovingly* photograph a child doing a domestic chore like this. The ordinariness of the scene is rich with detail too, like the old-style tiles, rounded over the edges, the boy’s hand knitted jersey, and the big china basin. People have been known to fall in love with complete strangers in old photographs, so don’t feel weird if this is one you come back to, I’ll be right there with you.
The original colors are ruined but it still did better restored as a color image, subtly warmed up with a filter.
Before and after. Click for big.