Another chubby baby

This darling baby is Selma Arndt, age 6 months. Finally a name!! She is posed somewhat precariously on a chair draped with a curtain. I suspect that her mother is behind that curtain ready to catch Selma should she fall. I found an entry on a family tree for a Selma Arndt, born 1892 to August and Caroline Arndt, who married in 1891. Little Selma grew up and married Alexander Walker, and they had one child, Robert Walker. Sadly, Robert was born in 1920 and died in 1935. There were no other children recorded for the couple. Iggy might be able to turn up more – he is incredibly tenacious!

The photography studio was the U.S. Portrait Co., incorporated August 9, 1892. They had only been in business a short time when the Arndts came in for a baby photo, it seems.

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  1. IntenseGuy
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 09:56:43

    Alexander James Walker (b. Aug 1887 in St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota) at the age of 22 married Salma Arndt, age 18 (b. Jul 1893 in illinois but living in Wisconsin) on 01-Jun-1910 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

    “AJ” had at least 3 brothers and 7 sisters!

    Salma/Selma had 1 brother that lived to adulthood.

    I wonder if any of “AJ’s” siblings met and married a Dobb?

    I’m pressed for time – I hope to come back to this soon!

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  2. Far Side of Fifty
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 16:25:23

    My oldest daughter’s third grade teacher was an Arndt..I wonder how popular of a name it was. Certainly not as common as all the son’s..Johnson, Olson, Carlson. This certainly was a cute well feed baby:)

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  3. mary
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 17:48:43

    In regard to the photo of darling baby Selma Arndt, born 1892, age 6 months: You mention that “She is posed somewhat precariously on a chair draped with a curtain. I suspect that her mother is behind that curtain ready to catch Selma should she fall.” I have my father’s infant photograph where he is propped up for a picture where I can spot the hands of someone holding him around his waist from behind the photographer’s blanket drape. So, too, in little Selma’s photo, I can see someone propping her up under her right armpit from behind the drape..
    Anyway, that’s the way it was often done and why a drape was used. Some one was usually hanging onto the babies!

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