I can hear the conversation:
B.L. – “Sir, I can’t afford such an expensive thang, why the one that I have is working jus fine!”
Alice – “Oh honey, this one would heat the food so much faster and wouldn’t make as big of a mess when we go to clean it.”
Stove Agent – “Now, sir if the price is an issue my company will set you up on a payment plan of just 3 dollars a month.”
B.L. – “Just 3 dollars ya say! Well, I don’t know, let me think on it a bit.”
This is the back of the picture.
Someone wrote information on the back that states:
August 21, 1906
Stove Agent Raymond was baby
Papa 34 6 mo 3 wks old
Ivo 2 yrs 9 mo.
Ivo and Raymond are the children of Benjamin Lewis Despain and Alice Josephene Foster (or as called on the back Papa and Mama).