Here is a photo of my great grandfather and great grandmother C. C. and Rachel Stoner, taken at or soon after their wedding, in 1865, Noble, Indiana. C. C. was a farmer, at this point in his life, and these were clearly dress-up clothes.
And below is a photo of my grandmother's eldest brother, Albert Forrey, and sister, Laura, taken around 1872, in Seward, Nebraska, when the family was moving from Jasper, Iowa to Jewell, Kansas. Considering that they most likely traveled via covered wagon, as Seward it not on a rail line, it's amazing how dressed-up the children are. How white their clothes! Albert's hair curled! Perhaps they stayed in Nebraska for a short time before moving on to Kansas. I know for sure from census records that they were in Hickory Grove, Jasper, Iowa in 1870, and Harrison, Jewell, Kansas in 1873 (daughter born there). The Kansas state census of 1875 listed them as having moved there from Iowa, not Nebraska.