I purchased the subject studio portrait of two boys taken by Lainer Instantaneous Photos, San Francisco, CA, identified on the back of the mount:
"Lawrence Walter, 10 yrs. Henry Walter - 12 yrs. picture taken - 1890."
These individuals appear in a Public Member Tree posted on ancestry.com. Henry Isadore Walter, born 4 Feb 1878 in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, died 11 Aug 1935 in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, and Lawrence Antone Walter, born 6 May 1880 in Salem, Marion Co., OR, died 27 Nov 1940 in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, were sons of David P. Walter (1849-) and Elizabeth Dietz (1839-1906). The two brothers are listed in the 1880 Census data for Salem (resided on Commercial Street), Marion Co., OR.Henry is also listed in the 1910 and 1920 Census data (resided at 316 Vicksburg Street); and the 1930 Census data for San Francisco (resided at 15 ? Drive), San Francisco Co., CA. Lawrence is also listed in the 1900 Census data for San Francisco (resided at 1120 Church Street), San Francisco Co.,, CA; and the 1910, 1920, and 1930 Census data for San Francisco (resided at 1118 Church Street), San Francisco Co., CA.
On 29 Apr 1899, Henry married Katherine/Kate R. Lucy (1879-1947). The couple had six children: Melville David Walter (1900-1969), Grace Walter (1901-1970), Priscilla Lucille Walter (1904-1977), George H. Walter (1907-1971), Ellen Walter (1911-1984), and Elvera Valentine Walter (1913-2001).
In about 1906, Lawrence married Lydia (maiden name unknown), born about 1885 in PA.