Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This anonymous baby wears a beautiful dress and is actually smiling. By the 1890s, the shutter speed on cameras had improved quite a bit and baby photos were less difficult to capture. I say less difficult because even with our modern high speed cameras, there is a very good chance of an unpredictable baby moving right when the shutter is clicked! This photo, while damaged and faded, was probably a family treasure because it shows the baby in such a happy mein.

The photographer was Fordtran at Kensington, Blue Island and Riverdale. State, county or country unknown.


One thought on “Laughing baby

  1. Sue says:

    Possibly Illinois, south of Chicago (Blue Island and RIverdale)?

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