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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Children's Aid: 1908

Children's Aid: 1908

New York, 1908. "Children's Aid Society." View full size. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress.

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Beauty is as beauty does

These women are truly beautiful. What they do for these children is incredible. They are love.

Re: Boo

Maybe he's possessed by Voldemort?


It's the two-faced baby on the right that scares me.

Anonymous Guesser

Lighten up.


What's scary about them? Ok, the hair looks mighty uncomfortable, but otherwise they look perfectly normal to me.


What a strange remark on three women who are doing loving work no one else wanted to do. Yeah, let's judge them on whether they're pretty or not. Spare a thought for the poor children? I guess not.


They are three scary looking women.

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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