Yesterday's art, today's pornography? Old pastel painting of small child.

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This pretty old frame with an original pastel portrait of someone's child is lovely, I think, and was a common thing in days gone by.  It was fashionable to take your baby's picture "naked as a jaybird" when cameras rolled around. And then in my case, kids would get older and you could threaten to show it to their boy friend or girl friend if they misbehaved!  They would squeal, "MOM!!!!" 

Before cameras, the itinerant artist might come by your home and make a quick pastel portrait.  We are familiar with all the grandma and grandpa portraits framed similar to this baby picture.  Take a look at this.  The glass is all wavy from age.  Look at the old Indian blanket that may be original art also.

Antique baby picture in frame

In today's world, this probably would never be done.  Folks might holler that is is pure pornography and the artist might be sent to jail.  Parents probably don't take cute pictures of the kids in the bath tub having a lot of fun for fear of what they might be accused of.  Things do change, don't they?

And yes, I know.  The wallpaper behind this picture is also completely out of style.


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Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Funny how things change. That is a great frame!

Jan 12, 2013 12:14 AM #1
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Thank you, Barbara, for giving me the lead in for showing a photo of one of our famous sleuths.

Famous Searcy Sleuth

Can you name the Searcy sleuth on the bearskin rug?

Jan 12, 2013 01:19 AM #2
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Bill, they do change.  Hope I am not arrested for posting this picture.

Don, you are too funny!  We all know who that is!!

Jan 12, 2013 01:46 AM #3
Kyle Davis

A facebook friend posted a photo like this of her grandson a few minutes ago.

Jan 12, 2013 10:29 AM #4
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Kyle, thanks.  I'll see if I can view the picture. 

Jan 12, 2013 09:10 PM #5
Anita Fuller

Of course I LOVE the wallpaper behind the frame.  I have several of these same looking frames.....(left over from Mother).....what can I do with them?    and don't say take a picture of a naked baby and hang it in my living room.

Jan 12, 2013 11:44 PM #6
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