Saturday, November 8, 2008

Smile for the Camera: Oh Baby!

The word prompt for the 7th Edition of Smile For The Camera is Oh, Baby! Show us those wonderful family photographs of babies, or those you've collected. Share the ones that are too cute for words, or those only a mother could love. Your favorite of grandma or grandmas' favorite. Grandpa on a bear skin rug or grandpas' little love. Everyone has a baby photo, so let's see it!

Above are baby photographs of three of my four grandparents. My maternal grandfather was born in rural Transylvania, and I suspect they didn't have a camera. The top two photos of my paternal grandparents were taken in St. Louis. (Most likely Missouri, though my grandfather's maternal grandparents were living in East St. Louis, Illinois at the time.) My maternal grandmother's baby picture was most likely taken near San Marcos, Texas, which is between Austin and San Antonio.


wendy said...

I think it's great that you have at least 3 out of 4 photos! Thanks for sharing these!

TK said...

I had the same thought as Wendy, John. Three out of four ain't bad--better than I can do--and the three you have are really good photos. Lucky you!

Anonymous said...

I am definitely happy to have the three I do have, and realize how lucky I am. I just don't hold out much hope that any photos of my maternal grandfather's youth in Transylvania will ever turn up. I don't have many from his older youth in Chicago either (age 7-18) though it's possible cousins might have some I don't know about.