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The Social Welfare History Image Portal brings together photographs, pamphlets, artifacts and documents chronicling the history of the nation's response to human need. This history includes the work of volunteer organizations, reform movements, social workers, and government legislation and systems.
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An Amendment to the Constitution is Needed to Give the United States Power to Safeguard the Child Life of the Nation
Pamphlet advocating for the Child Labor Amendment, passed in 1924, but never ratified.Cover cartoon by Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper cartoonist…
Child labor street permit. This pinback button for an errand boy was issued in 1929. Variant state seal with armored Virtus and mountains in the…
Photograph of children ages 8 - 9 in the Neighborhood House Sabbath School, Richmond, VA. Taken in 1921.In the early 1900’s, non-resident settlement…