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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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Pamphlet advocating for theChild Labor Amendment,passed in 1924, but never ratified.
Anti-suffrage handbill arguing that women have the right to exemption from political duties and to protection, "even against herself, if need be." An…
Illustrated title page in blue, white and black with the seal of the American Federation of Labor and 4 small scenes of a printer, machinist,…