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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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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 and J. R. F. Burroughs founded the Bethany Home for Friendless Children in 1894. The childless couple established the orphanage on their 165-acre farm, located near Bon Air in Chesterfield County. Incorporated in 1898, Bethany Home had no…

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National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) pamphlet on how woman suffrage improves children's health. Cover cartoon by Rose O'Neill. "300,000 babies die every year in the United States before they are one year old. The death of a baby in at least 50…

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World War I poster by James Montgomery Flagg encouraging children to purchase War Savings Stamps and help the war effort. Flagg created the now-iconic U. S. Army recruiting poster"I Want You!"Uncle Sam supports a well-dressed girl on his right arm…

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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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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…

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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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Josephine Newbury teaching children about corn and other plants 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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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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Poster depicting the eleven Chores of Modern Health Crusaders. These eleven health chores set out the essentials of tuberculosis prevention and general hygiene. They were part of a public health campaign devised by Charles De Forest of the National…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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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The first 16 pages of this item describe the origin, mission statement, constitution, and founding board members of the Union Mission and Home for Little Wanderers.Union Mission & Home for Little Wanderers formed by ten Boston businessmen to care…

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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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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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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 houses were created throughout the country to assist with immigrant adjustment to America. In 1912,…

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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…

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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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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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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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