This may or may not be one of those times!
Findmypast just added "The Tatler" and in my search a wonderful picture of General Robertson and his son came up and I have already added that to the website. There was also a beautiful picture of a Phyllis Palin, (our Phyllis was born in 1892) in the November 30, 1904. The picture was on a page showing 10 other pictures of children that were submitted in the Tatler's Beautiful Children Contest.
First thing I did was to check the 1901 census and the 1911 census to see if Phyllis was at that address. No she was not, but in the 1901 census there was two people that gave their birth location as India. Perhaps they knew Phyllis or her parents.
Next thing I checked was to see if there were any other Phyllis Palins that may have been born between 1890-1900. I checked familysearch, findmypast and ancestry and our Phyllis was the only one that came up, so that would be a strong indicator that the picture is our Phyllis.
I then googled the competition and found the Tatler page that advertised the competition and the rules. Anyone could submit a picture of a child, whether it be parent or friend and the child had to be no older than twelve. Perhaps it was a friend that submitted the picture and the address given was the friends and our Phyllis would have been 12 in 1904, so that fits as well.
There have been many hundreds of portraits sent to this office in connection with the Pretty Children Competition - to be explicit, 5,000 in all. There were only three prizewinners, and there have been consequently many disappointments. The Editor has suffered, as Thackeray suffered, from “thorns in the cushion” the appeals of mammas whose darlings have not won prizes and the still more piercing appeals of those parents who would at least liked to see their children’s portraits in The Tatler. Only 160 portraits, however, have been published in all, and the Editor has regretfully to stop those that appear in the present number in spite of the hundreds of portraits, not less beautiful, in his possession. From those 160 portraits you are asked to decide who, as the most beautiful, shall be adjudged a Silver Cup. My readers are invited to send post cards voting for one or other of these children – merely giving the name of the child and the page of The Tatler in which its portrait appeared. These postcards may be sent in up to December 7, after which the result will be announced.