Images of Motherhood
oung Maku Mother Breast-Feeding Baby Carried In Sling Across Her Body Colombia, North West Amazon, Vaupes by Eve Ubiquitous
Mother and Child Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, 1753–1806) Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: ca. 1793 Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
-- PHOEBE WAHL --
-- PHOEBE WAHL --: nursing mother
Angélique-Marguerite du Coudray was a famous 18th century midwife and designed this mannequin to teach midwife trainees about delivering babies. Louis XV learned of her expertise and asked her to set up courses throughout France. From 1759-1779 she traveled the country with her mannequin and published her Abrégé de l’Art des accouchements (Abridged Art of Child Delivery).
Breakfast in Bed by Mary Cassatt (1897)
Lakshmi Bai, the Rani of Jhansi (c. 19 November 1835 – 18 June 1858) (Marathi- झाशीची राणी लक्ष्मीबाई) was the queen of the Maratha-ruled princely state of Jhansi, situated in the north-central part of India. She was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and a symbol of resistance to the rule of the British East India Company in the subcontinent.
Badass of the Week: Rani Lakshmibai
New Yorker cover art from May 1998. -- via The Pictorial Arts: The Times, They Were A-Changin'
Eleanor Roosevelt and her daughter Anna. 1906.