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This 19th-century parent’s ninja skills are fantastic

A photo of “Baby Kerr” taken in 1861 by William Notman studios in Montreal. Source: [McCord Museum I-1860.1]

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Girl with doll, 1885

A photo taken by Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins in 1885, of his niece Betty Reynolds. Interesting link: here’s his painted portrait of her years later Source: [Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession no. 1983.1103]

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1st Birthday Party

Titled: “Aug. 16, 1938, Socony employees’ children”. This photo was taken by the Matson Photo Service.  Socony was the original name of Mobil, now merged into ExxonMobil. Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no: LC-DIG-matpc-14130]

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Baby in a walker, c.1905

From the Library of Congress database, copyright by W.A. Pixley, with the caption “learning to walk”. Source: [reproduction no.LC-USZ62-92188]

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