Mystery Monday: Unknown (Roberts?) Baby

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icture of unknown baby. Picture found in with Roberts Family photos.
Picture of unknown baby. Picture in with Roberts Family photos. (Click to enlarge.)

Roberts Family (Click for Family Tree)

This image was found in with other photos of the Roberts family of Jasper County, Iowa.

Picture of unknown baby, found in with Roberts Family photos, circa mid 1920s?

The photo is on thinner paper and in a cardboard folder, so definitely a 20th century photo. The clothing cannot tell us much- it could be either a boy or a girl. Thankfully the original owner kept the photo in the folder, so we do have information about the photography studio. This can help us narrow down when and where it might have been taken.

Photographer's Logo on outside of picture of unknown baby. Picture found in with Roberts Family photos.
Photographer’s Logo on outside of picture of unknown baby.

The photographer used the Spellman-Tyler name in Colfax, Iowa, sometime after 20 May 1922. On that date, Abel’s Photographic Weekly published the following:

Announcement concerning new studio owned by Lyle B. Tyler in Colfax, Iowa, to be called the Spellman-Tyler Studio. Abel’s Photographic Weekly, Vol. 29, No. 752, Page 555, 20 May 1922, via GoogleBooks.

So we know that the image was most likely taken after that date.

Please let us know if you have any clues about who this baby might be!

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Family treasure chest of photos.
  2. Other citations- see captions.

 

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