For most of the time I worked on this blog, I thought I had only one photograph of Babe: The one that prominently graces so many pages on this site, including the sidebar to the right of this very blog post. Then, nearly three years ago, I came across a photocopy of what I believe to be a picture of him from high school.
But just a few weeks ago, while visiting my family on vacation at the Jersey Shore, my father asked my brother and I to sort through a massive collection of photos that he’d salvaged from his house.
Buried in the bunch were two additional pictures that we’re pretty sure are also of Babe. Nobody is alive anymore who can confirm it, but my father was pretty sure they were him, and the more I look at them, the more I tend to agree.
Unfortunately, there is no context for either of them.
Can you compare them to the color photo of Babe in his uniform? What do you think?