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Insta-Crib: 1938

Insta-Crib: 1938

1938. "New York, New York. A boy sleeping at his home on East 62nd (or 63rd) Street." Medium format acetate negative by Sheldon Dick. View full size.


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My first bed was the top drawer of a chest of drawers and only through dumb luck did I survive to this day. My big sister (4 years old) wanted to get a closer look at her new brother so she pulled out the drawer as far as it could go and gravity took over.

This took place in an upstairs rented room and of course caused a loud boom and the cries of two young children. My parents and the married couple who we were renting from came running upstairs fearing the worst but only saw two crying children and a toppled chest.

I have never let my sister forget she tried to get rid of me. It's been a great line to win friendly arguments or get favors from her for over 70 years.

A tragic end for Sheldon Dick

Too poor to afford a blanket

Young fella is tucked in with what looks to be Mom's winter coat.

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