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Mary Ellen Wilson. The abuse she received from her foster parents started the Child-Protection Movement in 1874.

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.

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.

Mary Ellen Wilson-America's First Recognized Child Abuse Case

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Marie Antoinette's last letter to her her sister-in-law Madame Elisabeth, stained by tears. So incredibly sad. French and English translations at : teaattrianon.blog...

Ephemera... Black man with a white child and their dog... Very old photograph with a novel behind it, I'm sure.

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