Monday, May 15, 2006

Clifford E. Carlton photograph

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This is a Velox, Real Photo Postcard dating from 1907-1914 and featuring baby boy Clifford Ellsworth Carlton. I hate to speculate about such a thing, but the baby's appearance looks like this could be a postmortem photograph. The baby is propped-up, his eyes are closed and the eye lids are very dark. I've never seen one on a photo post card, but post-mortem photos were very acceptable during this time. My sincere apologies to little sleeping, puffy-eyed Clifford Carlton, if I have misjudged this photograph.

There is no location or photographer named but this was collected in the Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania area. See more about the Carltons (no Clifford Ellsworth though) at

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