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    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.

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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.

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.

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

Hitler as a child --- GAH! He even looks evil as a child...

Originally stating: "Squaw with child at train station." Squaw is from 'Squa' usually associated with the Huron-Oriquis history and is used by Great Lake Indians to refer to women from other Indian cultures or groups, who they pulled from the tribes after killing their husbands for use as slaves. European explorers changed the use of this term to refer to young women, for sailors to take advantage of.

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

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

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