Pudgy baby

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What it is:

Photo measuring 4×6 inches, mounted into a cardboard frame/folder.  (I have cropped most of the frame from this scan.)

 

What I know about it:

Photographer is Rolf von Rubens of San Francisco.  Baby is unidentified.  Undated, but see comments.

 

Comments:

Ah, the pleasures of self-discovery.  As for dating this photo, a quick search on the photographer reveals two clues.  One is a listing from 1916, and the other is an announcement from 1923 saying the business has merged with another studio down the street.  So I assume this photo can be dated to 1923 at the latest, going back to 1916 or earlier.

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