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.