QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues. It's not all blue.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Photography Secrets Revealed

If you like old photos and old quilts
you may have several of these vintage photos:
The baby on the quilt.


Here's a shot of Eula on a crazy quilt about 1900.

My sister found a proofsheet the other day
at a garage sale with the photo below.

At first we thought the mother was teasing the baby but then we realized it's how you get both an interesting background and a calm baby.

The proof sheet only had the side view. No front view.

But it probably looked somewhat like this.



William Robert,
 age 11 months, 18 pounds
New Mexico
about 1910

3 comments:

Michele said...

Priceless! That brings those old photos to life. Michele

WoolenSails said...

I have some old photos, but none with quilts.
I will have to ask my sisters and see if they have any photos with my grandmother working.

Debbie

The Calico Cat said...

When my son was 1 month old, at the photography studio, I put a white blanket over my body to get a nice photograph of him as he rested against my blanket covered body.