Hello, baby

Mounted Tin Types 8 W

Baby with a shawl

Before I gave you all those wonderful Christmas cards, I teased you about a tintype that would make you say “awww.” Well, two months later, I hope you didn’t hold your breath, but here it finally is!

This baby was photographed by T. M. Saurman, as were several previous portraits (to view them click on the category T. M. Saurman under photographers). The child’s hair was carefully parted over the forehead, suggesting to me that this is a girl. The shawl may be for looks, or may be a way to tie the baby to the chair. It also appears there is *something* to her left, like the arm of a parent. The mount features embossed scrolling to frame the image with dramatic and beautiful effect.

Ooh, baby it's a smile world

Taken at T. M. Saurman’s Superior Skylight Gallery

Unfortunately for us, the baby and her supposed parents were not identified.



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CatM
    Jan 05, 2015 @ 22:03:02

    Those are some RED lips.


  2. IntenseGuy
    Jan 06, 2015 @ 09:30:45

    The corners of Green and Main Street today are: an ambulance company, the fire company, a catholic church charity shop, and an ugly row house that has been badly renovated.


  3. Far Side of Fifty
    Jan 07, 2015 @ 10:31:56

    Beautiful! :)


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