Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: A Baby or Small Child Photograph

This week has flown by and it doesn’t seem possible that Halloween is only a week away. However, it is also Saturday, so that means it’s time for Randy Seaver’s weekly SNGF challenge on Genea-Musings.

This is different because it’s all about us or our parents.

1)  Do you have baby or small child photographs of yourself or your parents?  Please share one of them.

I have many family photos. There are none taken of me as a newborn, but I have several when I was an infant.

I’d say this was taken around fall of 1952 and I was somewhere between 6-12 months old, but probably not yet a full one year old since I am sitting up, but not straight up, on my own.

I look quite happy, don’t I? I’m sure I loved the ball and the little toy animal.

Here I am several years later.This might have been taken for my 3rd birthday early in 1952.

Although there are no photographers’ marking on either of these picture, they were both undoubtedly taken in Passaic, New Jersey.

I have several old phone books. There were a handful of portrait photographers in Passaic in the early 1950s. Ler Man, at 37 Lexington Avenue, and Lane Studies at 620 Main Avenue or Raveson’s at 332 Monroe Street all would have been a short walk from the bus stop if my mother took me downtown during the week when my father was working.


I know that my father had pictures taken at Ler Man’s. Maybe my parents took me back there as a second generation customer!

Thanks, Randy, for this week’s walk down Memory Lane.


4 thoughts on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: A Baby or Small Child Photograph”

  1. Beautiful photos. I love how you researched to local photographers. It seems odd that there are no markings, yet they look like posed photos. Any amateur photographers in the family who did a “home studio” shoot?

  2. I agree that it’s great how you looked for local photographers who might have taken the posed photos. I hadn’t thought about that, because my father was a semiprofessional photographer who took so many photos of us kids. But he probably would not have had the prop glasses, so maybe the photo of my brother was taken by a professional?

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