Furman S. Baldwin is an American photographer, best known for the picture he took in 1947 of his two-year-old son and two neighborhood girls. Commonly called Il Bacio (The Kiss), this photo has become one of the world's most recognized images of mid-century American children. In this photo, one of the neighbors seams to look a bit jealous because the boy is not kissing her. The boy in the picture is Baldwin's son, Furman Stewart Baldwin, Jr.
Furman S. Baldwin served as a navy pilot in the Pacific theater during World War II and served as a civilian for the Department of Defense at The United States Military Academy at West Point until his retirement in 1985.
He currently resides in Millbrae, California with his wife, Margaret.