Little Mother


Brown Brothers (New York, N.Y.) (Photographer)
New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor (Issuing body)
Community Service Society of New York (Issuing body,Former owner)
Little Mother
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 296, Folder no. 13, Photograph no. 439
Girls; Crates; Children; Infants; New York (N.Y.)
circa 1905
Annotation on back: insert
63rd The AICP Annual report, 1905-1906, section on Fresh Air Work, p. 54. "Next to the overburdened women and the sick babies, the 'little mothers' appeal most strongly - those young girls upon whom the entire care and responsibility of a family devol ve. Not every one of the is as fortunate as the child of fifteen who earnestly said when she was complimented on the neat appearance of the home: "Oh, but it's only right for me to keep things clean and nice, for since mama died, three years ago, papa has been awful good. He stays home nights and spends all he makes on us children and the house. He will be so glad to let us go to Sea Breeze."
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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Community Service Society photographs
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