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Representations of Babies

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While not an overly common feature on postcards, babies are still regularly depicted. From the collection on postcards, I have found four categories of baby representations: birth announcements, product advertisements, babies featured with their parents, and baby portraits. 

 
Each of these genres offer different perspectives of babies, while still maintaining and reinforcing a homogenous representation. The patterns in which babies are presented on postcards suggests that babies, unlike children and adults, are rather limited in their usability and representation on postcards. 

Women in Postcards

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