“Two Ragamuffins: Didn't Live Nowhere," circa 1890 by Dane who "accidentally" became a photographer in the slums of NYC at the turning of the century; Jacob Riis
The Orphan Train
The composition of the orphan trains that departed New York City carrying more than 200,000 children from various East Coast orphanages, to all points West across the United States became the largest mass migration of children in US history.
The American Orphan Trains | Ancestral Findings
What were the Orphan Trains and what did they do for children? It's an intriguing story. It's considered the precursor to modern foster care in America.
National Orphan Train Complex
About Us The Museum and Research Center are dedicated to the preservation of the stories and artifacts of those who were part of the Orphan Train Movement from 1854-1929. The mission of the National Orphan Train Complex is to collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate knowledge about the orphan trains, and the children and agents who rode them. […]
Waifs, Foundlings, and Half-Orphans: Searching for Americas Orphan Train Riders
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