I found this at an antique shop in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. Curator says she bought it an auction along with other assorted pics. the picture is in very good condition. Bernard looks to be an infant maybe 1-3 years of age. It seems to be a rather large dress. I think it's a batism uniform.
I See that there is an Emil Nordwig who died in 1993 on SSDI, and I see that one of the obits, Walter, had a brother named Emil. Could this Emil have had a first name by the name of Bernard? I go by my middle name, so it doesn't seen so farfetched to me.