Monday, January 25, 2010

Send two stamps


I just had to share this wonderful Chicago orphanage advertisement circa 1893, found on Boing Boing:
  • Just send two stamps - you will receive your child FREE, on ninety days trial!
  • And no ordinary child either - our children are of SPECIAL PROMISE in intelligence and health!
  • They also all seem to be good looking.
  • Oh - one did have to have his foot straightened, but he walks OK now.
Damn the Children Act, this is the way to deal with homeless children!

4 comments:

  1. I wonder if there is any record of what became of them.

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  2. I don't know. A Google search indicates there is now a Childrens' Home Society in Michigan - the same organisation?

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  3. Children's home + aid (Chicago) seems to be this organisation today http://www.childrenshomeandaid.org/Page.aspx?pid=251

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  4. Yes, that looks like it. Thanks.

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