Mom wrote on the back: "Taken at Higbee's Cleveland December - 47."
when I retired from Kent State my library colleagues Dean Keller & Jeanne Somers put together a little tribute book. among those contributing was novelist Alicia Metcalf Miller. she began with this:
The year we met, I received a Christmas postcard from Alex, a photograph of him at three or four seated on Santa's knee at the old downtown Higbee's Department Store. I was charmed by the card for all sorts of reasons. I was also astonished that the little boy on Santa's knee seemed uncannily to be the very same Alex I knew, only considerably shorter.