• Salena Moffat

    Mary Ellen Wilson (1864–1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. As an eight-year old, she was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly. This is NOT a postmortem photograph. Posing stands were also used to support very living people for the extended length of time it took to take a photograph.

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