This picture was made by a studio called Blue Light Studio; this picture was made in 1951-53. The photographer of the studio enlarged the picture to a 16 x 20 and used it as a display on a large easel on the sidewalk in front of their photography studio.
The only picture we had of this picture was a 5" x 7" which was given to my parents for allowing the photo to be displayed.
A few years ago, I contacted the studio that made this photograph. I was told that the original studio had been involved in a fire and all the photographs had been destroyed. This particular 16" x 20" photograph and easel had been in the fire.
The lady I spoke with had worked at the studio and remembered the photo shoot of this child. The lady I spoke to had told me that before the fire that she wished she could find the family of this child in the picture.
The child in this picture was me! I am sad that the original picture was lost in a fire. The original picture was in color. The dress I was wearing was yellow organza made by my mother.
I am so grateful to have the 5 x 7 picture and now I know the story behind it.
By WandaJo from Tennessee
Now with all the digital photo tools - you could probably get someone to colorize the picture for you and enlarge it! Wouldn't the dress look nice in light yellow.
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