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012752

An destitute, unmarried mother found exhausted on her way to the Workhouse with her baby. Scene reminiscent of a Thomas Hardy novel but one not uncommon in rural areas throughout the country. Illustration by Mary Ellen Edwards c1881.

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An destitute, unmarried mother found exhausted on her way to the Workhouse with her baby.  Scene reminiscent of a Thomas Hardy novel but one not uncommon in rural areas throughout the country. Illustration by Mary Ellen Edwards c1881.