Ice cream and a chubby baby

Ernestine and Ricky, 1949

I recently visited my mom’s brother, and asked if he had any old photos of our family.  He gave me an entire bagful, including some I had never seen before.  The photo above was one of them.

My grandmother, Ernestine, protectively watches a chubby Rickey toddle along outside their house in North Carolina. His ice cream covered face focuses intently on his next steps, a full sugar cone still clutched in his little fingers.  Ernestine’s dress reminds me of this one in FIDM’s collection, and while it’s obviously completely different (especially since it’s not see-through), I can imagine Ernestine’s being vibrantly colored, or perhaps nautically themed.

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September 3, 2013 · 8:00 am

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