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Mitt Romney's Childhood In Pictures

In archived photos newly released by LIFE, baby Romney sits on his father's knee and serves his mother birthday cake.

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A caption from the March 1958 issue of LIFE: "On desk George Romney keeps prehistoric animals to remind him of favorite 'big-car' analogy. 'Some dinosaurs had a 70-foot wheelbase and huge fuel consumption. The principal factor in their extinction was the fact that they got so big they were unable to live.'"


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