These photographs came in the lot purchased from Utah County, Utah.
I’m not certain that the children are the same in each photo, but they are similar enough in age difference from each that it is a possibility.
This photograph as no inscription at all.
Feb 16th 1929
L. & B.
It’s difficult to see, but across the from of the little girl’s cap it reads R.M.S. ROYAL OAK. A little research informed me that the RMS Royal Oak was a battleship that was torpedoed on October 14, 1939 by the German U-47. Out of the over 1200 men on board, 833 (or 834, depending on the source) lost their lives. That number includes 126 boy sailors. The ship is now in a designated protected war grave at Scapa Flow at Orkney, Scotland.
The badge on the boy’s cap took a little work, and help from friends and family to figure out, but I believe it is the badge of the British Army, Manchester Regiment. From Cap Badges of the British Army, 1939-45 by GLD Alderton (you can preview the book here):
THE MANCHESTER REGIMENT
The fleur-de-lys was probably adopted by the 63rd Regiment in 1815 to commemorate its service in the former French island of Guadeloupe. However, on the formation of the Manchester Regiment from the 63rd and 96th Regiments in 1881, the fleur-de-lys was superseded by the coat of arms of the City of Manchester. This badge was never popular, being referred to as the ‘Tram Conductor’s badge’, and in 1923 the fleur-de-lys was re-adopted by the regiment.