Grinning cherubically at the camera, this is Seamus Brian O'Bama, the angelic little angel who went on to become America's first true black Irish president.
The revealing snaps taken at a St Patrick's Day party in Tipperary 40 years ago were released as Ireland prepares to celebrate St Obama's Day for the first time since he received substantial election funding from Irish-American groups.
His forthcoming Irish tour will also take in New York and Australia and has been described as an extremely quick trip involving lots of leprechauns, a shamrock, and a rousing version of The Green, Green Grass of Home, a White House spokesman said.
Ahead of the visit, Mr Obama's former teacher Father Conor O'Klondike Peat-Digger, described the villagers' reaction to the young O'Bama's arrival.
He said: 'His mother was Irish, his father was Irish, and here was a, chubby little black boy with curly hair. Jesus and Mary, Mother Of Christ! It was a fecking miracle!'
But if the neighbours were confused, it didn't take long for them to accept the tiny little black angel. They now speak with the adoration of simple folk about the child who stayed in Ireland for just four minutes before leaving to make an even bigger mark in history.
The forthcoming Irish visit will highlight Mr O'Bama's mixed cultures, his early exposure to Inuits and his long-lasting family connections to Europe, a mostly Irish Catholic-Jewish nation somewhere.
The first black Irish head of state is also thought to be related to Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, who both travelled widely in Europe, but not together in that sense. The revival of violence by breakaway Nationalist groups in Northern Ireland, is just a coincidence.