A (very) old trick to handle a fussy baby

by Sally J.

in Free Articles / Blog, Uncategorized


Imagine it’s 1886. Everyone wants a portrait of the baby, who just won’t sit still for the camera long enough. Look very closely at this photo and you’ll see a clever trick to calm a fretful baby: Disguise the mother as a chair

Here’s what the owner of this image says:

I have a small collection of photos of mothers disguised as chairs. John recently found this tintype at an estate sale for a $1 which is a great example.


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Another hidden mom photo, this one a tintype

Photo Credit: Swapatorium

Link via Boing Boing, the folks responsible for my new obsession with all things steampunk. Curse you Cory Doctorow! And I’m looking in your direction, too, William Pene du Bois.

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