Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Three women and a baby. I’m not positive, but it looks to me like four generations. A mother with her baby in her arms, her mother (the baby’s grandma), and HER mother (great-grandma). In any case, they all have the same expression on their face, including the baby.
I love this photo because it is surreal and yet so perfectly “normal.” It is one of those old photographs that really sends me thinking about who these people are: what were their lives like, were they happy, were they hard-working, what hardships did they face? Then it is offset by the sadly funny sternness of the four generations, and it is like seeing through time -- what that baby will look like in 25 years, 50, 75?…
The back is stamped: Hammond / “The photographer in your town” / Porterville, California / Mar 25 1947
This photo is available in two sizes:
a) The photo, with its original border, is 5.25 x 9 inches (horizontal). The reproduction is printed on 8 x 10 paper.
b) The photo, with its original border, is 3.5 x 6 inches (horizontal). The reproduction is printed on 5 x 7 paper.
Buy this photo at the Camera Obscura Etsy shop.