Back in 2008, I collected old photographs of anonymous people. I used them frequently as source material for my drawings and paintings. I still wonder if the people are still alive, what they were like, and why their images were for sale at garage sales and second-hand stores. The date on the back of the photo I used for this painting was August, 1948. Since the boy looked between 3 and 4 years of age, I assume he was born around the end of WWII.