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"Captivating Innocence: Celebrating the Beauty of Babyhood" In a world filled with intricate artistry

Background imageBaby Collection: The Caution, Covent Garden Theatre, 1828

The Caution, Covent Garden Theatre, 1828
The Caution, Covent Garden Theatre, pub. 1828 (hand coloured engraving)

Background imageBaby Collection: Shardeloes country house during wartime

Shardeloes country house during wartime
Scenes from a country house, Shardeloes, in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, during World War II. The house was used as a maternity home for evacuee mothers, offered as it was by the owners

Background imageBaby Collection: Advert, The Riviera Baby Carriage

Advert, The Riviera Baby Carriage, Great Portland Street, London Date: 1910

Background imageBaby Collection: Piglet in wooden crate of vegetables on farm, Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA. November

Piglet in wooden crate of vegetables on farm, Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA. November

Background imageBaby Collection: Gin Lane, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth

Gin Lane, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth
Gin Lane, 1751.The scene is the St Giles slums. A child falls to its death from the arms of its drunk mother who sits with ulcerated legs. A skeletal figure holds an empty glass

Background imageBaby Collection: HOGARTH: GIN LANE. Beer Street and Gin Lane. Steel engraving, c1860

HOGARTH: GIN LANE. Beer Street and Gin Lane. Steel engraving, c1860, after the original by William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Background imageBaby Collection: Poochon puppy, Bichon Frise cross Poodle, age 6 weeks

Poochon puppy, Bichon Frise cross Poodle, age 6 weeks

Background imageBaby Collection: Ukulele Song 1926

Ukulele Song 1926
A happy couple singing by moonlight: Give me a ukulele... and a ukulele baby... and leave the rest to me

Background imageBaby Collection: Gelert, c1894, (c1902). Creator: Unknown

Gelert, c1894, (c1902). Creator: Unknown
Gelert, c1894, (c1902). After a painting in the Reading Museum & Town Hall. Depiction of a Welsh legend in which the faithful Gelert saves a child from a wolf. From The Nations Pictures

Background imageBaby Collection: Soviet propaganda poster - We want Peace

Soviet propaganda poster - We want Peace
" We want Peace!" Soviet propaganda poster - featuring a happy, singing Communist family, waving flags. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageBaby Collection: England / Ludlow 1950S

England / Ludlow 1950S
Broad Gate, Ludlow, Shropshire, the last of seven gates in the old city walls. The town is on the Welsh borders and played a great part in the Marches history

Background imageBaby Collection: Tadpoles of the Common toad (Bufo bufo) swimming seen from below, Belgium, June

Tadpoles of the Common toad (Bufo bufo) swimming seen from below, Belgium, June

Background imageBaby Collection: Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. Artist: Leon-Maxime Faivre

Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. Artist: Leon-Maxime Faivre
Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. From the Musee d Orsay, Paris

Background imageBaby Collection: Health Visitor / 1950S

Health Visitor / 1950S
A health visitor visits a mother and her baby on their farm (near Colchester) Date: 1950s

Background imageBaby Collection: THE VIRGIN OF VLADIMIR. Russian icon painted at Constantinople, c1131

THE VIRGIN OF VLADIMIR. Russian icon painted at Constantinople, c1131

Background imageBaby Collection: Silver Cross advertisement

Silver Cross advertisement
Advertisement for Silver Cross prams (or baby coaches), featuring an immaculately turned out young 1950s mother wearing an off the shoulder pink dress with pearls, heels and long yellow gloves

Background imageBaby Collection: Hush-A-Bye, Baby by Lawson Wood

Hush-A-Bye, Baby by Lawson Wood
A colour illustration by artist Lawson Wood showing a monkey using her tail to rock her baby to sleep

Background imageBaby Collection: Killer Whales / Orcas (Orcinus orca)

Killer Whales / Orcas (Orcinus orca)
Killer whales / Orcas (Orcinus orca) large pod including calf traveling together while foraging on large schools of Herring (Clupea harengus) in the cold waters of northern Norway, January

Background imageBaby Collection: Black-and-tan Dachshund puppy portrait

Black-and-tan Dachshund puppy portrait

Background imageBaby Collection: Pencil sketch of mother with children

Pencil sketch of mother with children
Pencil sketch of a mother with two children. Date: 1920s

Background imageBaby Collection: Central America, Costa Rica

Central America, Costa Rica
Three-toed sloth (Bradypus variegatus) Mother & baby, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Background imageBaby Collection: The Adoration of the Christ Child. Creator: Unknown

The Adoration of the Christ Child. Creator: Unknown
The Adoration of the Christ Child. (ca. 1515)

Background imageBaby Collection: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, five puppies in basket, one with tricolour and the

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, five puppies in basket, one with tricolour and the others with blenheim coat

Background imageBaby Collection: Simeon in the Temple, c. 1668-1669, by Rembrandt

Simeon in the Temple, c. 1668-1669, by Rembrandt
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669). Dutch painter. Simeon in the Temple, c.1668-1669. National Museum. Stockholm. Sweden

Background imageBaby Collection: Common loon (Gavia immer) with a chick alongside. British Columbia, Canada. June

Common loon (Gavia immer) with a chick alongside. British Columbia, Canada. June

Background imageBaby Collection: Haflinger horse mare and foal running in meadow. England, UK

Haflinger horse mare and foal running in meadow. England, UK

Background imageBaby Collection: Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) female with cub riding on back, Katmai National Park

Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) female with cub riding on back, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA, August

Background imageBaby Collection: Mother and Child, c. 1906. Creator: Gari Melchers

Mother and Child, c. 1906. Creator: Gari Melchers
Mother and Child, c. 1906

Background imageBaby Collection: Red Cavapoo puppy wearing a Father Christmas hat

Red Cavapoo puppy wearing a Father Christmas hat

Background imageBaby Collection: Young European eel (Anguilla anguilla) elvers, or glass eels

Young European eel (Anguilla anguilla) elvers, or glass eels, caught during their annual migration up rivers from the Bristol channel, swimming in a large holding tank at UK Glass Eels

Background imageBaby Collection: Male Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) with beetle larva in beak about to feed two chicks

Male Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) with beetle larva in beak about to feed two chicks, New York, USA, May

Background imageBaby Collection: The Virgin and Child with Angels: Leaf of the Wilton Diptych, c1395. (1941)

The Virgin and Child with Angels: Leaf of the Wilton Diptych, c1395. (1941)
The Virgin and Child with Angels: Leaf of the Wilton Diptych, c1395. Housed in The National Gallery, London. From The Connoisseur, 1941 edited by H. Granville Fell. [The National Magazine Co

Background imageBaby Collection: Easter Dalmatain puppy

Easter Dalmatain puppy
A funny little Dalmatian puppy that looks like he just painted some Easter eggs

Background imageBaby Collection: Illustration by Marygold

Illustration by Marygold -- Woman and baby in a garden at night. circa 1920s

Background imageBaby Collection: Baby Sea Turtle Swimming out to Sea

Baby Sea Turtle Swimming out to Sea
A newly hatched baby sea turtle swimming out to sea at Heron Island in Australias Great Barrier Reef

Background imageBaby Collection: Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5

Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5, 25 February 1956. An escape ladder is extended to the second floor, with Sub Officer Kirby of A9 Fulham carrying a 19-month-old child

Background imageBaby Collection: Nativity scene, with the Three Kings bearing gifts

Nativity scene, with the Three Kings bearing gifts
A Christmas Nativity scene, with the Three Kings bearing gifts for the Baby Jesus

Background imageBaby Collection: Judy Garland with Liza Minnelli

Judy Garland with Liza Minnelli
Judy Garland (1922-1969), American actress and singer with her daughter, Liza Minnelli (b. 1946)

Background imageBaby Collection: Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cubs playing, Vosges, France, May

Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cubs playing, Vosges, France, May

Background imageBaby Collection: Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) adult landing at nest with chicks, Vaala, Finland

Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) adult landing at nest with chicks, Vaala, Finland, June

Background imageBaby Collection: Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick under the wing of protective parent

Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick under the wing of protective parent, breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Background imageBaby Collection: Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) mother and calf endangered

Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) mother and calf endangered. Three Sisters Spring in Crystal River, Florida, USA

Background imageBaby Collection: Tatler front cover - Mrs La Touche Congreve and baby daughte

Tatler front cover - Mrs La Touche Congreve and baby daughte
Mrs William La Touche Congreve, wife of Major William ( Billy ) La Touche Congreve V.C. pictured with her baby daughter, Mary Gloria Congreve, born 21 March 1917

Background imageBaby Collection: Painted puppy

Painted puppy
A silly little Dalmatian puppy that looks like he got into the art supplies, on a blue background

Background imageBaby Collection: Hermes and the Infant Dionysus

Hermes and the Infant Dionysus
Antique illustration of a Hermes and the Infant Dionysus

Background imageBaby Collection: The Rules of Life by H. M. Bateman

The Rules of Life by H. M. Bateman
A baby in a highchair is presented with a long list of rules for life by a queue of influential people including his nurse, his parents, teacher, police officer, judge and vicar. Date: 1930

Background imageBaby Collection: Two Horses and a Dachshund family

Two Horses and a Dachshund family
Two Horses peeking over the edge of their stable to see a Mother Dachshund and her brood of puppies Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBaby Collection: Queen Elizabeth II - Royal family at Frogmore

Queen Elizabeth II - Royal family at Frogmore
Queen Elizabeth II and family pose on the steps of Frogmore House in April 1965. From left, Prince Andrew looking cheeky, Princess Anne, the baby Prince Edward in the arms of his mother, the Queen




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"Captivating Innocence: Celebrating the Beauty of Babyhood" In a world filled with intricate artistry, William Hogarth's masterpieces Gin Lane and Beer Street stand tall as vivid portrayals of societal contrasts. But amidst these thought-provoking engravings, one cannot help but be drawn to the image of a Poochon puppy, just six weeks old. Its fluffy coat and playful gaze remind us of the pure joy that comes with new life. As we delve deeper into nature's wonders, we encounter tadpoles gracefully swimming from below in Belgium's waters. These tiny creatures symbolize growth and transformation, mirroring the journey each baby embarks upon. Transporting us back in time is an enchanting ukulele song from 1926 - a melody that captures the essence of carefree childhood days when innocence reigned supreme. Similarly nostalgic are glimpses into Ludlow during England's 1950s; a simpler era where children played freely on idyllic streets. Yet our fascination extends beyond land as we marvel at majestic Killer Whales or Orcas gliding through oceanic depths. Their powerful presence reminds us that even in their infancy, babies possess an innate strength waiting to be nurtured. History unfolds before our eyes with Soviet propaganda posters advocating for peace - a poignant reminder that every child deserves a harmonious world to grow up in. Gari Melchers' tender depiction of mother and child further emphasizes this universal bond shared across cultures and generations. Nature continues to captivate as Haflinger horse mare gallops alongside her adorable foal in an English meadow – showcasing both maternal love and boundless energy synonymous with youthfulness. Finally, Simeon in Rembrandt's Temple painting transports us to biblical times where even infants were recognized for their significance within divine narratives – reminding us all that babies hold immense potential within them from birth itself.