Cute Vintage Baby Photos

Ain't they cute? Look at these cute baby photos taken over the past 150 years.
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From birth to 3 months, babies learn to smile, raise their heads and chests, and track objects and grip them. From 4 to 6 months, they can roll over, babble (no real words yet), sit up, laugh, and grab at objects (ouch, my hair!). From 7 to 9 months, they begin to crawl - and become quite good at it, sit up without being supported, respond to words, play games like patty-cake, and stand up by pulling themselves up. Between 10 to 12 months, they begin to feed themselves, say a couple of words, take their first steps, point to what they want, and play pretend - like "talking" on a toy phone.

All of these milestones are approximate - every baby develops at his or her own rate. But there's no denying that the first year of a new human being is full of rapid development and that parents eagerly watch for each one. Every day, our babies do something new and surprising. And parents document each stage through baby books and/or photographs. It's an exciting - and often tiring! - adventure, being a parent and taking care of a new life. Here are some comments on parenthood - from an article in Parents magazine :

"My love for my own child was so visceral, it made me appreciate my own mom so much more." - Keli Fisher

"Makes you find the joy and see that all the material things that run the lives of most people really mean nothing at all." - Tegan Drapehs

"You don't get to go to the bathroom alone anymore, and you can actually get by on three showers a week if you have to. But don't you dare skip laundry day!" - Tia Delao

"Before you have kids, you go to a movie fifty times a year. After you have kids, you watch the same movie fifty times a day." - Erica Byrd

". . .Most important, I learned that I could love someone more than myself, more than life, so much that it hurts sometimes." - Stephanie Reeves Cottrill

Being a parent is the hardest "job" in the world - and the must fulfilling. Now, we all know that the most beautiful babies are our own, but we can all appreciate others' adorable babies - especially when they are our ancestors. Their bright eyes, huge smiles - and often adorable frowns, the photos of these youngsters have a way of making us smile. Here are some of the little cuties from the past 100+ years.
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A photo of Stanley Harrison Gwinn Sr., My Grandfather, Born Nov. 1891
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Added Jul 20, 2017 by: Stan Gwinn
Stan Gwinn
10 favorites
A photo of baby Norma Jeane Baker - later Marilyn Monroe.
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Jul 1, 1926 - Aug 5, 1962
Added May 31, 2017 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
24.1k+ favorites
A photo of Quentin Oliver Corkhill
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Apr 5, 1921 - May 31, 2001
Added May 6, 2017 by: Melanie Dahms
Melanie Dahms
24 favorites
A photo of Wilbur Hampton Leonard. Wilbur lived almost 18 months.
People in this photo:
1910 - Unknown
Added Jan 4, 2017 by: James Carey Yates
James Carey Yates
160 favorites
A photo of Elvia Mona Foster. Picture found at flea market. Written on the back - addressed to : Mrs. W. R. Steele & family. description: Elvia Mona Foster, aged 4 1/2 months . weighed 14 1/2 lbs when taken. no other information.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Nov 20, 2016 by: Diane Unknown
Diane Unknown
412 favorites
A photo of Linda Elaine Collette
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Oct 11, 2016 by: Louanne Bay
Louanne Bay
17 favorites
A photo of Carol Joyce Halverson Washburn McMahon Ewens
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Added Sep 9, 2015 by: Becky Ewens
Becky Ewens
84 favorites
A photo of Genevieve Mae (Ulmer) Young 6 months old.
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Feb 8, 1922 - Nov 15, 2016
A photo of Harry Jerome Berberich
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Dec 18, 1928 - Jul 6, 2013
Added Jul 31, 2015 by: James Berberich
James Berberich
34 favorites
A photo of Herbert Lee Young at 4.5 months old
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Nov 8, 1920 - Jul 26, 2000
Added Jul 28, 2015 by: Barrett Young
Barrett Young
283 favorites
This is a photo of Lewis Leonard Long added by Hugh Long on August 12, 2020.
People in this photo:
1883 - 1943
Added Aug 12 by: Hugh Long
Hugh Long
84 favorites
This is a photo of Kaylee C Mccohn added by Josiah McCohn on July 10, 2020.
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Jul 11, 1995 - Nov 13, 1996
Added Jul 10 by: Josiah McCohn
Josiah McCohn
3 favorites
This is a photo of Bruce Redd McConkie Jr. added by Steven Duncan on July 5, 2020.
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Sep 9, 1938 - Nov 9, 1938
Added Jul 5 by: Steven Duncan
Steven Duncan
140 favorites
This is a photo of Doris Ann (Phillips) Trexler added by Melissa Trexler Kirchner on July 1, 2020.
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c. 1929 - c. Nov 30, 2018
This is a photo of Blanch B (Kendall) Patnude added by Brigette Meeker on June 4, 2020.
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Oct 3, 1886 - Nov 12, 1924
Added Jun 4 by: Brigette Meeker
Brigette Meeker
3.40k+ favorites
Arnold L Drummond
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1900 - 1972
Added May 27 by: Andrea Fazio Fox
Andrea Fazio Fox
103 favorites
This is a photo of Found photo added by Kat Schwartz on May 21, 2020.
Added May 21 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
317 favorites
Found photo. Marked Smith Studio Marshalltown, Iowa Photo folders back then were beautiful.
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Unknown - Unknown
Taken when photo folders were gorgeous.
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Unknown - Unknown
This is a photo of Marsanna Twedt added by Kat Schwartz on May 15, 2020.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added May 15 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
317 favorites
This is a photo of Mariel Twedt Oldham added by Kat Schwartz on May 15, 2020.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added May 15 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
317 favorites
The Nina Wayne Grau Studio
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Unknown - Unknown
Added May 15 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
317 favorites
This is a photo of Joan Twedt added by Kat Schwartz on May 15, 2020.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added May 15 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
317 favorites
Smith Studios Marshalltown Iowa
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Unknown - Unknown
Added May 15 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
317 favorites
Found Photo. Maybe Iowa or Oregon.
Added May 15 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
317 favorites
Found photo
Added May 12 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
317 favorites
Photographer: Stonestreet Joel Milo Olson was born March 7, 1899 at Gilman, Iowa. Parents Elias Olson and Nellie Harem.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added May 12 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
317 favorites
Sandra Jo 7 Months 9/30/1940
Added May 7 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
317 favorites
Other photos found with this one were marked as being in Iowa or Oregon, between 1920s and 1940s.
Added May 7 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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This is a photo of Emily Ann (Williams) Moulsdale added by JUlie Primmer on May 7, 2020.
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Jul 25, 1861 - Jul 13, 1923
Added May 7 by: JUlie Primmer
JUlie Primmer
14 favorites
Marked on the back: ? ready for action Other photos found with this one marked 1920s/1940s Iowa
Added May 5 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
317 favorites
Other photos found with this one marked 1920s/1940s Iowa
Added May 5 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
317 favorites
This is a photo of Kenneth Wayne Wempren added by Robin Wempren Petit on April 16, 2020.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Apr 16 by: Robin Wempren Petit
Robin Wempren Petit
48 favorites
Found in an antique store in Texas.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Mar 17 by: Roxy Triebel
Roxy Triebel
1.27k+ favorites
Found in an antique store in Texas.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Mar 17 by: Roxy Triebel
Roxy Triebel
1.27k+ favorites
Purchased at an antique mall. Labeled Josephine Henke, taken in Chicago in 1910. Per ancestry search: Daughter of Joseph Henke and Anna Nosseck. Married Edward Schenk in about 1938. Had one known son, Kenneth born ca. 1940. Sibling Theresa Henke Bodammer, married to Elmer Bodammer.
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c. 1910 - Unknown
Added Feb 11 by: Diane B
Diane B
39 favorites
Found at an antique mall. Labeled on reverse Albert Henry Magerl. Son of William Magerl and Bertha "Birdie" Krausman Magerl. Married in 1930 to Ann Eikmeyer. Does not appear to have descendants. Had a brother George who served in the Navy. George was married to Dorothea Schultz.
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c. 1903 - Unknown
Added Feb 11 by: Diane B
Diane B
39 favorites
A photo of David Wayne VanWinkle at Age 3 Months
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Dec 31, 1957 - Jan 9, 1959
Added Feb 4 by: Gail L
Gail L
19 favorites
Michiel was only 2 when he was sadly killed at Auschwitz-Birkenau on October 25,1944
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Feb 15, 1942 - Oct 25, 1944
Added Jan 31 by: Alyssa McIntosh
Alyssa McIntosh
6.76k+ favorites
A photo of Harris Leonard Prefontaine
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May 28, 1906 - Aug 13, 1987
Added Jan 9 by: Erin Nation
Erin Nation
86 favorites
Found in an antique store. The original has gone missing. Written on the back: "Mildred Morgan, age 3 months, weight 14 pounds"
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Nov 24, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
Roxy Triebel
1.27k+ favorites
Photo day at sears.
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Feb 11, 1981 - Nov 15, 2002
Added Nov 15, 2019 by: Daniel Dizoglio
Daniel Dizoglio
6 favorites
An 8x10 photo found in a central Texas antique store. There is nothing written on it anywhere to identify this little girl.
A photo of Gladys Gertrude (Clark) Burbank
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Jul 2, 1916 - Oct 19, 1993
Added Oct 24, 2019 by: Wendy Harrington
Wendy Harrington
34 favorites
This is my Mother, Willa Mearl Quackenbush . She was Born 28 July 1912. This her Baby Picture Taken January 1913. She was 6 Months Old. She Passed Away 3 October 1986, Age 71. She Married Everett James Taylor 21 July 1930 in Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA. They had 2 Children, Everett Rodney and Arlis Deanna Taylor.
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Jul 28, 1912 - Oct 3, 1986
This is a baby picture of my grandmother. It was taken around Christmas 1920 when she was about 4 months old. It was originally black and white - I colorized it using a phone app.
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1920 - Unknown
Added Oct 1, 2019 by: Jessica Lea
Jessica Lea
3 favorites
A photo of Roger Ellis Phillips
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Sep 27, 2019 by: Roger Phillips
Roger Phillips
37 favorites
An un-named "real photo" postcard found in an antique store. His expression reminds me of Tim Allen.
Added Sep 1, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
Roxy Triebel
1.27k+ favorites
A photo of James Alexander Jones as a baby. This was found in an antique store in Texas.
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Aug 16, 1855 - Sep 4, 1931
Added Aug 25, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
Roxy Triebel
1.27k+ favorites
I found this adorable baby in an antique store, but I cannot make out her last name. I'll upload a scan of her name separately so other folks can try to guess it if they want to. EDIT - There seem to be a lot of people named "Creekmur" in that area in the 19th century censuses. That's the closest match to the scribble on the back of the photo.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Aug 23, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
Roxy Triebel
1.27k+ favorites
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