There is something intrinsically wonderful about holding a baby, don’t you think? Babies have a soft weight in your lap and a sweet smell to their hair. Even though I have a lovely daughter of my own, I do so enjoy holding a little baby. The way they look at you, depend on you to keep them safe for the instant they are with you, that deep trust they must put in you, just melts my heart. Here are two people who also enjoyed holding a baby.
First up is Aunt Lottie and Ruth. The photograph is an early snapshot, taken in what appears to be the living room or parlor of the home. The sun was coming in behind the photographer and the shadow of his head falls right on the skirt of Aunt Lottie. It makes for an unusual image.
This photo was in the same packet and was likely taken by the same family photographer. I don’t know if the baby is also Ruth as there are no notes. I have other photos from this packet (50 in all) that were similarly mounted on embossed card stock with beveled edges. Nearly all of the photographs are poorly exposed and at times difficult to make out the subjects.
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