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  • Rachel Lamm

    A 5-year-old girl is tired after a day's work that began at 5AM in the Biloxi Canning Factory. By Lewis Hine

  • Harmeet .

    So sad.... a life of a child laborer from many years ago. "5 yr old after day's work that began at 5 AM, was tired and refused to be photographed, the mother said, 'Oh, She's ugly,' said picking shrimp was very hard on the fingers, Biloxi, MS, by Lewis Wickes Hine 1911"

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    my Dad and Grandmother williamson told me this is where we come from ,we are related to Chief Quanah parker .

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    I think my family is also related to Quanah Parker as well. I live in Australia.

  • Pascale Pauwels

    sad story but she was happy with here husband and life sad ending

Is this post-mortem? The mother's hands offer no support to her child. Even the one behind her back is curled into a fist. The natural position would have been to open-handedly lend support, as well as the mother's loving touch. The only thing is that the mother's face looks very alive.

  • Lynda

    Elizabeth, I'm not sure what you were saying either but the definition of post-mortem is clear (it's right in the word: post = after mortem = death.) Any picture taken before death, by definition, cannot be a post-mortem.

  • Amy Henline

    Neither look to be dead...

  • Susan Cantrell

    They were both alive. The mother IS supporting the child. You can see the mother's hand on the child's back. It is a bit blurred, which indicates motion. I think it is just a sweet mother/daughter photo. Don't believe most of what you read on Flickr about post mortem photography.

  • Amy Henline

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  • Amy Henline

    Leah...I understood her the first time I read what she had wrote. Even if she did use the word 'post' I still got it.

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Carte-de-visite portrait of Edmonia Lewis (1845-1890), African American Sculptor. Lewis, the first famous American sculptor of African descent, had a Chippewa mother and a free black father. After being orphaned at age twelve, she was adopted by abolitionist parents and eventually developed into an accomplished Neo-classical sculptor. While in Rome, she worked and exhibited with the likes of Harriet Hosmer. #Victorian #women #artists

  • Marilyn Bering

    Lewis was orphaned around age 4-5. She had relatives on her mother's side and was never adopted. She died in 1907.

  • Jessica Cangiano

    Hi Marilyn, thank you very much for sharing your knowledge about Edmonia here. The text above was there when I pinned it, I didn't write it myself. I always strive for accuracy with the text that accompanies my pins, so I very much appreciate the further information, as I'm sure all others who will see this pin will as well.

Seaman David Crazy Thunder (Oglala) and mother, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, 1945. Marquette University Archives

The mother's tender feelings for her daughter are palpable

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+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ African American Mother and her beautiful little family. I adore this portrait - it's one of my favourites!

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  • Miriam Wesson

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What an artistically composed photo this is of a woman and daughter documenting their mourning. Really impactful photo.

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  • Vintage Tikitacky

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