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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 4: Child of Hope - Keith Haring's Radiant Baby

Slide 4: Child of Hope - Keith Haring's Radiant Baby

Graffiti artist Keith Haring created the “Radiant Baby” in 1980, and soon the image became an icon of his work and of his worldview. Indeed, it soon became his calling card. When people approached him working on outdoor mural, Harding would give them a button of the radiant baby to wear. Soon the baby was making cameos in all of his Haring’s illustrations, be they for nuclear posters, Christmas cards, or even baby announcements. Although Haring consistently refused to define this icon, he mentioned in a 1985 interview, “Babies represent the possibility of the future, the understanding of perfection, how perfect we could be. There is nothing negative about a baby. Ever.”