Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Three Stoic Children

This is one of my favorite pictures of my mom (left) with her sister Helen (right) and brother Sigmund, aka "Ziggie". This picture was taken in 1923 making my mom 5 yrs old, Helen 6.5 years old and Ziggie 2 years old. The short sleeved dresses the girls are wearing, in pastel colors with ruffles, make me think this photo was taken in the spring time, perhaps at Easter.

Whenever I see pictures of stoic children it makes me want to reach out and tickle them ;-) They would have looked so much cuter with grins on their faces but I guess they didn't "smile for the camera" back then. Does anyone know when people/children started smiling in photographs?