October 3, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: 2-Year Old Billie Holiday (1917)


3 comments:

Carolyn Moon said...

She, in her beauty,looks as if she has the weight of the world on her shoulders at that young age. It could be photographic limitations of that time, however, in reading about this woman's life; Langston Hughes'"Life for me ain't been no crystal stair" line in "Mother to Son" rings true.

Reggie said...

Oh the possibilities that lie within each child.

Villager said...

Carolyn - Yes, I agree. I was struck by her serious look at the age of 2. She was a talented woman with demons inside...