Vintage onesies

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.