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Vince Jr.: 1933

Vince Jr.: 1933

Washington, D.C., 1933. "Vincent P. Ahearn Jr., portrait." Our third glimpse of little Vince. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Such a cutie!

I love the idea that this sweet adorable baby would one day be writing about how sand and gravel dealers are impacted by zoning requirements!

Children start out wanting to be cowboys (or girls), firefighters or veterinarians, but most of us end up doing such random things. Who knew young Vince Jr. would one day be writing about paving issues?

Future author

Vincent grew up to write a 1959 book called "The Zoning Problem and its Significance to the Sand and Gravel Producer."

Not looking at you, kid

Well, no, the Gerber baby wasn't Bogart. That makes a better story, though! And little Vince was a doll, in any case.

The Gerber baby

was actually Humphrey Bogart. No lie.

Pureed Prunes

Was Vincent the original Gerber Baby?


Great depth of field on this one, it really draws you into little Vinnie's face.

This is why

I want to be a grandfather someday. But let me finish raising my eight year-old daughter first.

A portrait of me next?

I was marched down to H & E about 1937 for a portrait. How much should I contribute to avoid it appearing on Shorpy?

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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