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

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. There already existed laws prohibiting cruelty to animals.

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.

1900s. She's so beautiful. How many unknown, unsung, women brought up others children aswell as their own throughout history. Sometimes in the most apalling situations with no rights & no pay etc or worse deemed only a "slave".

1912, a child with a toy horse. Look at that dress and matching hat! Adorable. I love her little shoes, Mary Janes style.

"A Native American Child"--Edward Curtis, 1906 She looks afraid and angry. She should be.

Marie Antoinette's heart breaking last letter to her children, stained by tears. 1793

Richard Throssel Artist Bio: American, 1882 - 1933 Creation Date: c. 1910

Stop child abuse! THIS is why Jehovah will destroy wicked mankind. He will bring an end to all this senseless violence in his war of Armeggedon. Please do not give up hope! Psalms 37:9,10,11 & Revelation 16:14

:::::::::::: Antique Photograph :::::::::::: Beautiful picture of loving Mother and Child.