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Popular Science Monthly circa 1923. Thanks to an English invention, babies are given fresh air in metal cages which are designed to attach to the outside window of a high-rise building with (only) the help of two iron poles.

Baby Cage Window, used to give babies fresh air and sunlight, 1937

Another view of the baby cage. Let's hope that Daddy read the instructions! Illustration from 1923 Popular Science Monthly.

Imagine the response to this today! “Lady, is this your litter?” The park baby cage (1969)

The Paris Time Capsule Apartment…

From the collection of 'smokeylace' on flickr. [Some things were never easy, including studio pictures of babies. Poor baby, poor mama, poor photographer!]

MOMA- Woman Holding Baby Before Sculpture and Drawings on Wall] Unknown Artist Date:1900s–1910s Medium: Gelatin silver print Dimensions: 16.5 x 11.6 cm (6 1/2 x 4 9/16 in.) Classification: Photographs Credit Line: Walker Evans Archive, 1994 Accession Number: 1994.263.175

hip mom, hip baby by Robert Barone, via Flickr..april 1953 in morris park,ny..awesome pic!

Jane Bielawski and her doll 'Missy'. Following the suspicious deaths of some of her playmates in a New York tenement, police attempted to interview Jane. According to reports, the young girl went 'crazy' and accused her doll of the murders, before throwing the doll out of her apartment window while screaming, "Bad dolly! Naughty dolly!" Jane was taken to Bloomingdale Asylum to be treated for 'hysteria'. She was never to leave the institution, dying there an old woman in 1968.