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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 13: Child of Crime - The Lindbergh baby

Slide 13: Child of Crime - The Lindbergh baby

During the first part of 1932, undoubtedly one of the most famous babies in the United States was Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. This was not from anything the son of the famed aviator had done, but rather because on March 1, 1932, the 20-month-old infant was kidnapped from Lindbergh’s New Jersey estate. For months, the crime was front page news, even making the cover of Time Magazine. Even after the child’s corpse was found on May 12, 1932, buried in the ground not from the family’s home, the crime continued to haunt the American psyche. Thirty months after the kidnapping, the FBI arrested Bruno Richard Hauptmann, who was then convicted and executed for the crime––even though questions about his innocence persisted. During that time, the story never strayed far from the front page, making it, as humorous H. L. Mencken quipped, “the biggest story since the resurrection.”