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Children in Vintage Photos

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  • Howdy Doody!


  • Lilly and Mazie Reading a Magazine, 1912

    Posted as a "reading" photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park group, this real photo postcard shows two Iowa sisters, Lilly and Mazie Hitzemann, who are reading--or maybe just looking at--a magazine. The girls are dressed nicely for the photo session, and…

  • Mirror Photograph of Girl with Bow, Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Printed on the back of this real photo postcard: "Shapiro Multigraph, 302 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa."


  • A Girl and Her Dog

    A real photo postcard. See also a detail showing a close-up of the purse that the girl is holding. For a discussion regarding what kind of purse it is, see Flickr: A Girl and Her Dog. Handwritten on the back: "Louise Creighton. Born in year 1910."

  • Twin Tracks


  • Chicago World's Fair 1933



  • Pouting Baby with Hidden Mother's Arm, Harrisburg, Pa.

    "John D. Lemer, 1218 North 3rd St., Harrisburg, Pa." For the Vintage Photos Theme Park, a hand in the photo with the person cut off.* For more of the same, track down a copy of Linda Fregni Nagler and Gioni Massimiliano's book, The Hidden Mother (London…

  • A Dog, Two Kids, and Dark Shadows

    Stamped on the back of this photo: "Aug 18 1949." Posted to the Vintage Photos Theme Park group as an "unintended people's shadows" photo (and there's a dog, too!).

  • Eighty-two and Two

    Handwritten on the back of this real photo postcard: "Grandpa Boor. Robert H. Studebaker. 82 & 2." Posted to the Vintage Photos Theme Park group for "old age" theme week. It's poignant how the boy is resting his hand on top of his grandfather's.


  • All I Got for Christmas Was a Bug!

    Mouse over the image for a closer view of the bug toy. Either that's a giant mutant insect getting ready to attack that poor kid or it's a toy of some sort, perhaps something like the mechanical crawling beetle pictured in the Victoria and Albert Museum'…

  • All I Got for Christmas Was a Bug! (Detail)

    See also the full photo of the bug toy (below). Either that's a giant mutant insect getting ready to attack that poor kid or it's a toy of some sort, perhaps something like the mechanical crawling beetle pictured in the Victoria and Albert Museum's image…

  • Girl at the Gate

    Photographer: E. F. Eton, 329 Market St., Harrisburg, Pa.


  • A Boy's Cabinet Card Portrait with a Tennis-Themed Border

    A cabinet card photo featuring a decorative mask that forms a tennis-themed border, with two crossed tennis rackets and three tennis balls at the bottom, netting along the bottom and sides, and leaves and vines at the top. This appears to be the same mask…

  • Earl Is as Naughty as He Can Be

    This real photo postcard doesn't bear a stamp, postmark, or date but was addressed to: "Mrs. Daniel Ohlinger. From Mrs. Edwin Ohlinger." Handwritten message on back: "Dear Mother, We are all well at present, hoping this card will find you all the same. E…

  • Children's Mock Wedding, Perry County, Pa., 1920s

    Be sure to take a look at the cropped version of this photo to see the charming expressions of the bride, groom, and other cute members of the bridal party. From the Dente Studio, Newport, Pa.


  • Bride and Groom, Children's Mock Wedding, Perry County, Pa., 1920s

    I sense that the bride and groom may have had some second thoughts as they posed for this photo. See also the full version of this photo. From the Dente Studio, Newport, Pa.

  • Happy Birthday to—Hey, Are You Taking My Picture?

    An undated red-border Kodachrome slide.

  • Ray Mellott and His Two Pet Geese

    A couple of "family pets" for the Vintage Photos Theme Park. Handwritten on the back of this real photo postcard: "Ray Mellott and his two pet geese." Handwritten notation added later by a postcard dealer: "Mercersburg, Pa." Mouse over the image above o…


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