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Li'l Cornhusker: 1910

Li'l Cornhusker: 1910

This image of a baby relaxing on the floor comes from a set of glass negatives taken in Pawnee City, Nebraska, around 1910 or earlier. View full size.

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The Baby's Close Up

As requested, here's a close up of the baby's face so that his mysterious eye can be better seen.

New old

Everything is bright, new and neat!
That sets it apart from so many old photos.

You can't unsee it

As others have noted, that's a beautiful picture of a nice room and a cute kid. But when you enlarge the photo, then reverse-pinch to make it as big as you can, there's something bizarre about that child's eyes -- specifically, the left one. I hope it's just blur distortion but I watched a Stephen King movie tonight and now I may have nightmares.

[OMG. His eyeteeth are coming in! I wonder if Fredric F. could post a bigger version of Chucky's head. - Dave]

Sorry Dave but I just can't process that left eye. I'm happy to report, however, that I did not have nightmares. At least not yet.

["Eyeteeth" -- get it?? - Dave]

I get it.

We Have a Winner!

My favorite Shorpy photo, ever.

The wallpaper -

Can anyone make out what the pattern is?

As beautiful as a painting

Whoever lived here had an eye for style and grace, and the photographer captured a sweet moment in time.


A number of things about this photo – the ultra-focus, the sheen on the legs of the table and rockers, the fine detail of the wood grain, the sheer curtains and the open window – make it just a little bit spooky. But I do like the baby and his bottle on the table.

What a Great Picture!

So different from many of the other photos from this era.

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