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Great Babies of History

Posted April 09, 2010 to photo album "Great Babies of History"

With Babies in theaters, we take look back on some of the most memorable babies of all time.

Slide 1: Introduction - Great Babies of History
Slide 2: The Child of God - The Baby Jesus
Slide 3: The Children of Empire - Romulus and Remus
Slide 4: Child of Hope - Keith Haring's Radiant Baby
Slide 5: Child of Commerce - The Gerber Baby
Slide 6: Child of Legend - Hercules
Slide 7: Child of Fantasy - Mowgli
Slide 8: Child of Power - Bronzino’s Portrait of Giovanni de' Medici
Slide 9: Child of Racism - Tar baby
Slide 10: Child of Cinema - The baby in Rescued from an Eagle Nest
Slide 11: Child of Capitalism - Baby Herman
Slide 12: Child of Comics - Swee'Pea
Slide 13: Child of Crime - The Lindbergh baby
Slide 14: Child of Horror - The It's Alive baby
Slide 15: Child of Persistence - Baby Huey
Slide 16: Children of Television - Rugrats
Slide 17: Child of the Coen brothers - Junior from Raising Arizona
Slide 18: Child of Satan - Rosemary's Baby
Slide 10: Child of Cinema - The baby in Rescued from an Eagle Nest

Slide 10: Child of Cinema - The baby in Rescued from an Eagle Nest

In 1907, director J. Searle Dawley worked with his cameraman Edwin S. Porter to film Rescued from an Eagle Nest. Shot both in outdoor locations by Fort Lee, as well as in a studio, the film featured a lead performance by D. W. Griffith (who less than a year later would be on the other side of the camera directing.) Griffith plays a woodsman whose baby son is stolen by an eagle. The trick shot was accomplished by using a live baby and stuffed eagle hung by wires. The baby, Jinnie Frazer (the daughter of one the actors), soon became the go-to child for Edison’s studio whenever they needed an infant.