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.

Mary Beth Tinning...there are some very graphic photos on this site

Among these tales one of the most tragically gruesome is that of Little Violette whose name rings through infamy, forever associated with the epithet “The Zombie Child.”

The Lebensborn project was one of most secret and terrifying Nazi projects

Fame and fortune: Police called it the most shocking child abuse case they had seen and believed Watkins used his celebrity status to abuse ...

Eliza Josolyne. Diagnosis: Insanity caused by overwork. These days, work stress, postnatal depression and anxiety are addressed with compassion. But just a few generations ago, the women who suffered from these conditions, were confined to an asylum....

Mary Bell - child serial killer When she was 10, Mary Bell strangled a 4 year old boy named Martin Brown. When she was 11, she, along with a 13 year old friend killed another boy, this time a 3 year old named Brian Howe. They strangled him, and Mary carved an “M” into his stomach, cut off his hair, and mutilated his genitals. She was convicted shortly afterwards and served 12 years in prison, eventually she was released and granted permission to start life under a new name. She ...

The photo is one of a series showing women being stripped, harassed and chased by civilians as chaos led to rapes and killings after the Germans captured Lviv Ukraine from the Soviets. 1941

Genie is the pseudonym for a feral child who spent nearly all of the first thirteen years of her life locked inside a bedroom strapped to a potty chair. She was a victim of one of the most severe cases of social isolation ever documented. Genie was discovered by Los Angeles authorities on November 4, 1970.

Circa 1920s. Marriages between Chinese men and African American women were not uncommon in Texas, in the South and throughout the Caribbean in the late 1800s.

Living Conditions of Mary Ellen Wilson 1864-1956 - America's First Recognized Child Abuse Case. She was never allowed out of this apartment in Hell's Kitchen. As an eight-year-old, Mary Ellen Wilson was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly. Her case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

A fascinating story about 5 West Virginia children who mysteriously vanished on Christmas Eve, 1945. This is truly crazy! Worth the read

As an eight-year-old, Mary Ellen Wilson was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly. Her case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Image dated 1874.

"Lost child of the Titanic and the fraud that haunted her family. DNA tests have helped solve what has been called the Titanic's last mystery." - The Telegraph #titanic #dna

Native American children taken from their families and put into school to assimilate them into white society. the slogan for this governmental campaign '"kill the Indian to save the man". no official apology has ever been issued. never forgotten.

Julia Child was an American spy during WWII for the Office of Strategic Services (precursor to CIA).

Young girl at the lynching of Rubin Stacey in Ft. Lauderdale on July 19, 1935. ---- The look of glee on this childs face is horrifying. I wonder, if she is alive, how she reckons with this photo of herself

August 1908. “An Enforced Rest. Harry Swope, aged 15, 426 Elm Street, Newport, Kentucky. Carrying heavy bundles of paper for a News & Stationery company.” Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. / Vintage / photography

Child Labor in 1909