Community Service Society Photographs

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Little Mother

Little Mother
CSS Description
63rd The AICP Annual report, 1905-1906, section on Fresh Air Work, p. 54. "Next to the overburdened women and the sick babies, the 'little mothers' appeal most strongly - those young girls upon whom the entire care and responsibility of a family devolve. Not every one of the is as fortunate as the child of fifteen who earnestly said when she was complimented on the neat appearance of the home: "Oh, but it's only right for me to keep things clean and nice, for since mama died, three years ago, papa has been awful good. He stays home nights and spends all he makes on us children and the house. He will be so glad to let us go to Sea Breeze."
Item Information
Title
Little Mother
Date
circa 1905
Item Number
223
Photograph Number
439
Format
photographs
Corporate Designation
New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor
Annotation on Back
insert
Places
New York (N.Y.)
Topics
Girls; Crates; Children; Babies
Creators
Brown Brothers (New York, N.Y.)
Box and Folder Number
296: 13
CSS Description
63rd The AICP Annual report, 1905-1906, section on Fresh Air Work, p. 54. "Next to the overburdened women and the sick babies, the 'little mothers' appeal most strongly - those young girls upon whom the entire care and responsibility of a family devolve. Not every one of the is as fortunate as the child of fifteen who earnestly said when she was complimented on the neat appearance of the home: "Oh, but it's only right for me to keep things clean and nice, for since mama died, three years ago, papa has been awful good. He stays home nights and spends all he makes on us children and the house. He will be so glad to let us go to Sea Breeze."