Portrait of Leopoldo (Leo) Mascioli with children, Maria, Loretta, and Daniel

This is an original toned black and white portrait of Leopoldo (Leo) Mascioli and his children, Maria, Loretta, and Daniel.  Leo is wearing a black overcoat over a white shirt and dark-coloured tie, a white scarf, and black pants.  His shoes are also black.  His hair is combed and parted neatly to the right.  He is staring off-centre with a slight smile on his face.  He has a mustache. His left hand is resting protectively over his son's left shoulder.  His son, Daniel, is dressed in a matching set of dark-coloured jacket and shorts.  He has on a white frilly scarf, black tights, and black boots as accessories.  He is starting off-centre and his face is expressionless.  His left hand is clasping his right and they hang in front of him.  The older daughter, Loretta, is sitting down on a chair, also looking off-centre, and also with her hands clasped together resting on her lap. She is wearing her short hair tied half up and half down.  Her black dress is mid-calf length and has a fancy black bow at the chest.  Black tights peek out from her knee-high two toned boots.  The third child, Maria, is leaning towards her big sister and smiling off-centre.  Maria's right hand is hanging onto Loretta's right arm.  Maria has a dark coloured dress with white stripes on the sleeve cuffs.  A white frilly scarf hanging from her neck and she has a big bow on her hair. Her hair is long and styled similar to Loretta's. Maria is also wearing black tights and a pair of two-toned boots.  The family is in a studio with wooden floors and an outdoor landscape image as the backdrop.

Leopoldo (Leo) Mascioli of Timmins was interned during World War II at Camp Petawawa.