THE WORLDS SWEETEST BABY STANDS ON A CHAIR IN PORTLAND, OREGON

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This cabinet card portrait features a thirteen month old baby who an inscriber on the reverse of the photograph describes as the “Sweetest in the world”. The child’s name is written as “Dagmar Albright Games. The child in this photograph does in fact look quite sweet and is flashing a wonderful expression. The kid was born to model. She is standing on a velvet chair and is wearing some sort of a flimsy gown. The photograph was taken at the Busby & Company Studio in Portland, Oregon. Research reveals that according to the the 1910 US Census, Dagmar A. Games was living in Portland (Ward 4), Oregon.. She was 21 years old (born in 1889), unemployed and living in a boarding house. The 1920 census indicates that she was married to Frederick Swanberg who was employed as a manager of an ice company. Dagmar was unemployed and she and her husband were living in San Francisco. Dagmar’s mother, Anna Games, was living with the couple. The 1930 US Census discloses that Dagmar and her mother still lived in San Francisco but Frederick no longer resided with them.

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  1. Dagmar, what a unique name.

    • Unique is a great word to describe the name Dagmar. The name is of Scandinavian or German origin and reached its heyday in the United States in 1895. When Dagmar was at it’s height of popularity it ranked #622 of girls names in the United States. A whopping one tenth of one percent of American girls shared that name.

      • I like it very much. It sounds Viking-ish which makes sense! It must be a very old name.

  2. To the generation which welcomed the early, exciting days of television … in the 1950s … the name Dagmar is forever linked to the buxom blond who literally filled their tiny screens. Unfortunately, I recall the early days of network radio


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