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Holy Mothers: 1942

Holy Mothers: 1942

August 1942. "Mrs. Ella Watson, a government charwoman for 26 years who supports adopted daughter as well as daughter and three grandchildren on an annual salary of $1,080, reading the Bible in her bedroom." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Going to a Catholic grade school in the '50s and '60s we used to get a different statue after graduating each year. My sister and I had 16 of them. Just a few left now. Never got any elephants.

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