Please look at the photo above. It is a woman holding what a young girl. I found this in a GameCube game.
I was looking through GameCube ISOs to see if I could discover any strange unused content (mission accomplished). I found this in the Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc from Japan in November 2002, which oddly, has a Disc 1 and a Disc 2. They include a couple of demos and videos of games releasing around the time. They also include a news section, which, like the demos and videos, is loaded through a .tgc file, which, as I have explained before,
is a compressed ISO that can be loaded as part of a Multi-Boot ISO. All Interactive Multi-Game Demo Discs are Multi-Boot ISOs. These .tgc files can be extracted and converted back to standalone ISO files, which means that the majority of them can be booted through the GameCube BIOS and all of their files can be explored.
I extracted zz_News.tgc from the second disc and converted it to a standalone ISO. Like many other demo discs, these interactive news sections of the demo discs are run using HTML files and standard image files. You can actually load the HTML files from the ISO in your browser and navigate through the pages. Within this, I found the webpage files for what is titled Nintendo Magazine April 2002, a few months earlier than this ISO. I found it under smp_local/home3/java/ndemo, which is pretty deep into the initial ISO this was extracted from. It doesn't appear to actually be used at all - hence the folder being labeled as what I assume to mean Nintendo Demo.
This ndemo folder has a few screenshots from other games: Biohazard, Bloody Roar: Primal Fury, Doshin the Giant, Super Mario Sunshine, NBA Live 2003, and Lost Kingdoms (known in Japan as Rune). Also among these screenshots in the same format is image.png, which is the image above of a woman holding a child. Also included in this folder was a sample image of how this online magazine would look like, and in place of a game screenshot, it uses this image.
This photo specifically comes from a book titled A New Beginning for Single Moms, a Christian guide book for single mothers by Sylvia Gomez that released November 10th, 2000. The Spanish edition of the book uses a different image on the cover. For awhile, I thought these were the only two instances of this photo, until I found it again:
Help Kids Cope was released in February 2006. The same image is here except it is much smaller and the background has been somewhat changed to white. The photo may show up in a few other random places as well. There may be a few more book covers or magazine ads out there that use this image. It would be silly to see uses of this photos tracked down. In the end, it seems that Nintendo probably purchased a cheap library of stock photos that a few other companies used as well. It was just a surprise to see in such an obscure part of a GameCube game.
And just for fun, there is a second sample image: