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VCU_NC 1300_C37  v2 n6 DEC 1912 Walker O_Loughlin Will this letter be answered rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by Walker O'Loughlin originally published in the Portland Telegram. Republished here in Cartoons Magazine, vol. 2, no. 6 (December 1912), p. 9. A girl in ragged clothing holds up a small boy so he can drop a letter into a U.S. Mail…

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Two editorial cartoons dealing with child labor republished in Cartoons Magazine, vol. 3, no. 4 (April 1913), p. 239.At top: A cartoon by F. T. Richards, originally published in the Philadelphia North American. Wearing a top hat with ribbons and…

VCU_M71 Women in the Home NY State Woman Suffrage handbill rsz.jpg
Handbill published by the New York State Woman Suffrage Association.Excerpts:"WOMEN IN THE HOMEWe are forever being told that the place for women is in the HOME. Well, so be it. But what do we expect of her in the home? Merely to stay in the home is…

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Details from a brochure, Jewish Children’s Home Tell-A-Vision, highlighting the founding of the Isidore Newman School for the children of the Jewish Children’s Home and of New Orleans. In the 1840s and 1850s a series of yellow fever epidemics in…

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Marvel giveaway comic book produced in cooperation with the National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse. Children are urged to tell a trusted adult if something has happened, and to know that there are phone numbers to call if you need help.…

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Educational comic book sponsored and distributed by Solvent Abuse Foundation for Education (SAFE). Created and produced by Custom Comic Services.Artwork by Mike Roy.A message from The Solvent Abuse Foundation for Education (SAFE) is printed inside…

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Educational comic book sponsored and distributed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA. Created and produced by Custom Comic Services. Finished artwork by Mike Roy.

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This giveaway comic book seeks to educate children and their parents about the poisonous nature of many items commonly found in the home. It urges parents to "Poison Proof Your Home."A publication created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human…

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Published by Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), The Southern Frontier was a monthly newsletter, first issued in January, 1940. Aiming to share the stories overlooked by traditional newspapers, the newsletter published stories of social…

VCU_Rex Morgan MD talks about your unborn child cover rsz.jpg
Educational comic book about the dangers of drinking while pregnant and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.Sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Inside front cover contains a letter signed by G. R. Dickerson,…

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Pamphlet by W.H. Hand, State High School Inspector, Columbia, South Carolina. Reprint from the Child Labor Bulletin, 1/1, June 1912. Includes data from the 1910 U.S. Census.Excerpts:p. 6 "...in a democracy where manhood suffrage practically prevails,…

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Pamphlet by Alexander Jeffrey McKelway, Secretary for the Southern States, National Child Labor Committee. With photographs by Lewis W. Hine, staff photographer for the NCLC. Lewis Hine made a photographic investigation of child labor in Virginia in…

Baylor_Poage B241 f13_ Migrant Children and Youth title page rsz.jpg
Sent to Congressman W. R. Poage (Texas) with a cover letter signed by Betty Jane Whitaker of the Texas Committee on Migrant Farm Workers.This paper was written by Florence R. Wyckoff, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Families Who Follow the Crops,…

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This letter was written to Congressman W. R. Poage by Betty Jane Whitaker, Co-chairman of the Texas Committee on Migrant Farm Workers, asking him to help improve the lives of migrant workers and their children. Whitaker asks for this to be done…

Baylor_Poage_Position of Farm Worker_ R_Myers_cover rsz.jpg
This pamphlet, written by Robin Myers and published by the National Advisory Committee on Farm Labor, describes the rights of migrant farm workers in the late 1950s. This excerpt describes the conditions and the rights of child workers at both the…

Valentine Cook_Anti-TB_Show 1921 rsz.jpg
French bacteriologists Albert Calmette (1863–1933) and Camille Guérin (1872–1961) finalized the Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine for tuberculosis in 1921. The vaccine remains the only tuberculosis vaccine in use today. While not perfect,…

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Lucy Goode Brooks (1818–1900) and members of the Ladies Sewing Circle for Charitable Work established the Friends Asylum for Colored Orphans in 1871. These formerly enslaved women enlisted the support of the Cedar Creek Meeting Society of Friends…

American Labor Mus_Child strikers Passaic 1926 rsz.jpg
Children of Forstmann Huffman employees participate in strike. They hold signs reading "WE WANT MORE FOOD AND MORE CLOTHES" and "WE ARE STRIKERS CHILDREN  WE NEED MORE FOOD" Image dated March 8, 1926.

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Boys and girls in Belmont Park, Garfield, N.J. the day after police had dispersed their parade. Mrs H. Zeitkowsky is speaking. The girl sitting near the speaker is Miriam Silberfarb, leader with the striker children.This event took place during the…

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The Memorial Foundation for Children’s story began in 1805, when a homeless girl supposedly presented herself at the door of Jean Moncure Wood, wife of Governor James E. Wood. Realizing that the city lacked a shelter for needy girls, Mrs. Wood…

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Boys standing outside the Richmond Male Orphan Society at Amelia and Meadow Streets, Richmond, Va. The Richmond Male Orphan Society began in 1846 when the director of the Female Humane Association was approached by a homeless boy begging for coins.…

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Two children wearing paint smocks to protect their clothing, paint pictures at easels. Before the Newbury Center opened in 1957, there was no education available in a school setting in Richmond or the surrounding counties for children younger than…

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Four children are shown playing in a pretend grocery store. One boy uses a play phone and writes a message; a girl retrieves items from the shelves; another girl pretends to check out while a boy uses a toy cash register to ring up the sale. The…

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Three young boys stand around a sawhorse using hammer and saw at the Josephine Newbury Demonstration Kindergarten, Richmond, VA.Before the Newbury Center opened in 1957, there was no education available in a school setting in Richmond or the…

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A woman in traditional Indian clothing teaches children about her home in India. She points to a globe as children gather around her and look on. Before the Newbury Center opened in 1957, there was no education available in a school setting in…
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