Chickens & Children

Children have a natural affinity for chickens, and visa versa. This is nothing new, as seen in this hundred year-old photograph. This is one of my favorite images in my collection. It didn’t make it into my book, Vintage Chicken Photographs: 30 Postcards because of its proportions, so I’m sharing it here.

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  1. Love her shoes and her smile. BO always look so perfect. Great pic…….

  2. That chicken must really love her….I can’t believe it’s not pecking at her beautiful locket! Just spied the virtual coffee “link”…GREAT IDEA!! Enjoy a cup on me & can’t wait to see other virtual gift ideas. Have a wonderful week :)

  3. The genuine joy on her face as her picture is made with her pet hen is so warming. I love how the twinkle in her eye is showing.

  4. What a great photo of such a happy little girl and her chicken. I love it! Thank you for sharing. BTW, I have a picture of my mom (now 96) with that same haircut!

  5. Clarification: Mom was about the age of that little girl when she had that haircut. :)

  6. Love your pictures, they always make me smile :)

  7. Terry, I LOVE my VINTAGE CHICKEN PHOTOGRAPHS book! I’m so glad you made it available for purchase.