Of this photograph, Nacio Jan Brown wrote, “Although this is not the earliest picture in the book, when I made this portrait I knew the book was really under way. This is another example of the kind of classic composition I started with. This girl was sitting on a chair eating an egg, and I was kneeling on the sidewalk in front of her. I knew I was getting something good, and I made about twelve exposures of her at various stages of eating the egg. I remember in the middle of shooting she opened her mouth and stuck out her tongue with her mouth full of half-chewed egg. I told her to cut it out—I didn’t think that was appropriate for a photograph. Now I wish I had taken those shots.”