Lloyd Wright at six months, 1906

This is a photo of Lloyd Wright at about six months old, taken in spring 1906. It was taken in a studio in White Lake, South Dakota, according to the imprint on the mounting card.

Several things strike me about this photo:

  1. The nice-looking baby gown and the nice surroundings of the photo studio here are such a contrast with the situation of the waifs on the Alberta prairie about seven years later.
  2. Those of you who were familiar with both men may disagree with me, but I didn’t think my father as an adult resembled his father much. But I think the resemblance is quite striking in this baby photo.
  3. Studio portraits must have been hugely popular at this time if even the rural train stop of White Lake could support its own photo studio (as, evidently, it could).