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7 vintage baby pictures for International Children's Day

June 1, 2016 /Photography News/ The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland proclaimed June 1st to be the International Children's Day in 1925.

To celebrate the spirit of childhood, here is a small selection of the photographs from the collection of the National Media Museum (UK), that were displayed as part of the exhibition Baby: Picturing the Ideal Human, 1840s to Now.

Courtesy of the National Media Museum


Woman reads as baby sleeps. Photographic Advertising Limited. Collection of National Media Museum. Photographic Advertising Limited (1929-1977) created stock advertising images with the potential for selling a range of products. Idyllic household and family scenes were very popular, photography-news.com, photography news, Diana Topan, International Children's Day, June 1, vintage baby photos
Woman reads as baby sleeps. Photographic Advertising Limited. Collection of National Media Museum.
Photographic Advertising Limited (1929-1977) created stock advertising images with the potential for selling a range of products. Idyllic household and family scenes were very popular.


Baby show. Reuben Saidman (1906-1967); Digital positive from glass negative. Collection of National Media Museum.This photograph is from the Daily Herald Archive, held at the National Media Museum. It is a collection of over three million press photographs, dating from c.1911-1970. photography-news.com, photography news, Diana Topan, International Children's Day, June 1, vintage baby photos
Baby show. Reuben Saidman (1906-1967); Digital positive from glass negative. Collection of National Media Museum.This photograph is from the Daily Herald Archive, held at the National Media Museum. It is a collection of over three million press photographs, dating from c.1911-1970.


A cabinet card of three children. J E Reeves; Cabinet Card. Collection of National Media Museum. A woman, probably their mother, can be seen behind them. photography-news.com, photography news, Diana Topan, International Children's Day, June 1, vintage baby photos
A cabinet card of three children. J E Reeves; Cabinet Card. Collection of National Media Museum.
A woman, probably their mother, can be seen behind them.


'Mother and Child'. Henry Essenhigh Corke (1883-1919); Autochrome. Collection of National Media Museum. This is an autochrome - an early colour process which used a glass plate covered in microscopic, red, green and blue grains of potato starch. photography-news.com, photography news, Diana Topan, International Children's Day, June 1, vintage baby photos
'Mother and Child'. Henry Essenhigh Corke (1883-1919); Autochrome. Collection of National Media Museum.
This is an autochrome - an early colour process which used a glass plate covered in microscopic, red, green and blue grains of potato starch.


The Awakening'. Emma Barton (1872-1938); Carbon. Collection of National Media Museum. Emma Barton received the Royal Photographic Society Medal in 1903 for this photograph. photography-news.com, photography news, Diana Topan, International Children's Day, June 1, vintage baby photos
'The Awakening'. Emma Barton (1872-1938); Carbon. Collection of National Media Museum.
Emma Barton received the Royal Photographic Society Medal in 1903 for this photograph.


'Mother and Child'. Rudolf Dührkoop (1848-1918); Opalotype. Collection of National Media Museum. This is an opalotype - a photograph on white glass. photography-news.com, photography news, Diana Topan, International Children's Day, June 1, vintage baby photos
'Mother and Child'. Rudolf Dührkoop (1848-1918); Opalotype. Collection of National Media Museum.
This is an opalotype - a photograph on white glass.


A Maxwell; Carte-de-Visite. Collection of National Media Museum. photography-news.com, photography news, Diana Topan, International Children's Day, June 1, vintage baby photos
A Maxwell; Carte-de-Visite. Collection of National Media Museum.





21 comments:

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    1998 86 Billion pictures taken
    2000 The first camera in a phone announced in Japan
    2014 1.25 Trillion photos taken - Wester Digital data


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