Earliest Photo of Myself
A few weeks ago, near the beginning of February, I read a post where Kasman challenged us to post the earliest known photo we have of ourselves. I knew I had a photo somewhere, but kept forgetting to look for it. However, today something triggered my memory, so here I am. This is the earliest photo of myself in my possession, taken when I was obviously only a few months old.
You may think my brother, nine years older than myself, looks happy to be holding me. Think again. Just as the photo was being taken he felt a warm trickle seep on to the hand that was holding me. My nappy was decidedly wet, but he knew he dare not drop me. By the look on my face I can't help wondering if there was more than a warm trickle at stake.
So, there it is, a photo over 65 years old, unfortunately creased right down the middle. I look at it and wonder how that chubby little baby turned into the person I am today. So, thanks Kasman for suggesting we seek out such photos to share on here. I'm glad I finally found mine.
Image Credit » Personal photo of Val Mills