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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 3: The Children of Empire - Romulus and Remus

Slide 3: The Children of Empire - Romulus and Remus

According to myth, the great Roman Empire started with a pair of tiny baby twins––Romulus and Remus. How and why they founded Rome is a long story, which ironically begins and ends with fraternal discord. The twin’s grandfather, Numitor, a descendent of Trojan royalty, is overthrown by his brother, who, fearing future competition from possible descendents, also condemns Numitor’s daughters to chastity. Unfortunately Rhea Silvia is seduced by the god Mars, giving birth to twin boys. Before the evil uncle can put the mother and sons to death, a sympathetic servant saves the boys by sending them down the river Tiber, where, many miles downstream, they are discovered by a she-wolf who nurses them into childhood. When the two brothers grow up, they fight over the placement of a new city. Romulus kills his brother and names the new city Rome, after himself.