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A toddler with blocks

A future architect! Private Collection.

A future architect! Private Collection.

Easily the youngest sitter of my collection! I usually don’t collect this young but this gorgeous photograph grabbed me. I love this cabinet photo. It took a talented photographer to capture this toddler at the right moment and with an expression of intense focus!

Photographers of yesterday didn’t have the luxury of taking dozens of photographs to pick out the best one. This here was true artistry and this photo came out wonderfully. In fact, this is so well done it is easily postcard material. The photo is well protected too with two overlapping flaps. I’m guessing this was taken in the 1930s or 40s.


Photographer: Steward. Carthage, Missouri

‘Pooch’ and pals were feeling *fine*

RPPC. Private Collection.

Taken February 5th, 1909 in Grand Junction, CO. RPPC. Private Collection.

This is one of my favorite RPPCs. Look at this grown-up man holding a teddy bear in his arm with the unlit cigar in mouth. And then the note on the back; his friend “Pooch” admitting he and his pals felt fine when they had this taken.

I think the note on the front says: We are looking for the Big Cap. Nothing to[sic] good for the Juish ([sic] Jewish. The one holding the teddy bear is my guess. Bad speller!).

I think the ‘Big Cap’ is the Liberty Cap in Grand Junction, CO. It wasn’t going to feel too good for his pal getting a bit too merry before the impending hike. Oh, the adventure!

The happy fellow on the left even positioned the teddy bear’s head and arm to wave at the camera!

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RPPC info: AZO 1907-1914

It’s been done before on this tintype!

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