Ladd Girl

  She seems so happy. Both of them do, actually. They look like any two schoolgirls, having a laugh in the hallway. But that’s not just any school. The young girl in this photograph was a member of the Ladd School for the Retarded in the 1980s. She was...

Child Labor in Baltimore, Maryland, 1909

  Barefoot children sitting on crates or standing in the dirt. Young boys and girls together, some smiling, some not even looking at the camera. In this written description, different images might come to mind. Some people might picture a group of kids playing a...

School Rewards

  In the Victorian period boys were more important than girls, were taught different lessons, and so achieved more. Or did they? Before camera phones, Instagram, and Snapchat, having your photograph taken was a big deal. You would have visited a professional...

Olive Edis

Mary Olive Edis, known as Olive, was born on 3rd September 1876. She was primarily a portrait photographer but was also Britain’s first female war photographer. Olive Edis began taking photographs in 1900. She had received a camera as a gift and discovered a talent...

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