Monday, November 10, 2008

Oh Baby: My Mom

Obviously, my favorite baby photo(s) is/are of MY baby. My very favorite photo of my baby (so far) was shared earlier, here. Sometimes it's hard to believe she was ever really that small.

But since my little one's photos are already plastered all over the pages of this blog, I've chosen to share one of the few photos I have of my mother as a baby.

This photo is a hand-tinted black and white, signed by "J. S. Martins," who I assume was the photographer. At the moment, I am unable to find the original (shame on me!), but if I remember correctly, there was nothing written on the back. I'm guessing that she was less than one year of age when this photo was taken.

It amazes me that technology nowadays makes it so easy for us to have literally thousands of photos of our sweet babies, but photos of our ancestors are/were rare and precious. I'm thankful to be able to capture so many memories of my little one before she's all grown up.


Dagle, Judith Ann. Photograph. ca. 1941. Digital image. Privately held by Elizabeth O’Neal, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Santa Barbara Co., California. 2008.

Article composed for the 7th Edition, Smile for the Camera: Oh Baby!

Copyright © 2008 by Elizabeth O'Neal

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Judith Richards Shubert said...

Your Mom was a cutie. Love the coloring, too.

T.K. said...

What a cute mommy you have, Elizabeth!

Lisa said...

I thought of you when footnoteMaven announced this carnival edition and wondered if you would share your daughter's beautiful infant photo again. This one is just as sweet. I particularly love the "little curl right in the middle of" (or on top of) your Mom's forehead.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth-

I think my Mom might have some pictures of your Mom. I've seem one with the two of them together at my Mom's home in Maryland.

Is your mom, my cousin, Edna? Her baby picture looks a lot like my baby picture. And that is definitely my Uncle Lee who used to give me candy too. I remember him showing me his apricot tree in his yard and going to Disneyland with him, Reba and David.

Pat in Fayetteville, AR

David said...

beautiful photos.. I would like to feature some of them on my blog