My parents came to visit this weekend and brought a surprise. They’ve been staying at our family house up in Vermont (aka the family attic) and my mom came across a package of my grandfather’s baby clothes. So what was the well-dressed austro-hungarian jewish infant wearing circa 1901? Check it out:
The details are amazing. Look at these tiny pleats:
Here’s another one. Apparently babies at the time also came with hats, but they were considerably more lacy, and had fewer ears:
Now you might wonder, why do we still have my grandfather’s baby clothes? Especially given that he was born in Europe and came here when he was a kid. Well, apparently I come from a long line of pack rats.