...indeed. A sororal scene? Practicing a play? I find this 100- year-old photo charming --what lustrous hair they all have--and the group composition worth study.
The poses seems theatrical enough. Two young women are pointing index fingers self-consciously at a book- perusing pair on the left; two other girls, looking saucy, share a joke in the back. The girl to the far left seems merry and decidedly engaged but also somehow emotionally disguised--a should-be-booted Puss-in-Boots/Rosalind type.