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Nurse and child

Nurse and child

A cabinet card portrait of a beautiful black nurse with her white charge. The young woman is dressed in European dress, with a Mother Hubbard apron and a head-wrap.

An inked inscription in a period hand recto in the lower margin reads: ‘Baby Merle / 6 months & 3 weeks / April 1903.’

Photographed by Middlebrook’s (Proprietor: Frank H. Hancox) of Kimberley, South Africa.


Code: 124487
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