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My brother's first birthday, 1957, East Aurora, NY. Cousins in attendance, myself in utero. Not the sharpest picture, but it fits well with another recent 1957 birthday picture posted here. The braided rugs, the toys, the clothes, my aunt's needlepoint project--all of possible interest. Taken, I believe, with my father's Minolta A Rangefinder. View full size.