Studio portrait of deceased twin infants in coffins. They are Robert  and Janet Fitzpatrick, born July 5, 1885, and died April 20, 1886,  children of Robert and Martha Fitzpatrick.

This is one of the Charles Van Schaick photographs that was used in the book "Wisconsin Death Trip." It's a portrait of deceased twin infants in coffins: Robert and Janet Fitzpatrick were born on July and died April

Many Victorian mothers, while intending to provide the best food and feeding methods for their infants, tragically caused the deaths of their own little ones. Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.”

Murder Bottles

Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.

Prostitution In The Victorian Era-Fearful women after the Jack The Ripper slayings. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Two young children huddle for comfort on the street. It was not uncommon for very young children to starve and die for lack of care and food.

Thomas John Barnardo was a Victorian doctor who tried to make life better for the thousands of street kids in the UK. He set up houses, some of which still exist. He also sent 100,000 of them some as young as 6 to Canada . Some were treated like slaves and others found a new life. Hard to say if his work was good or bad. I knew a man who was one and he suffered horribly.

This boy was rescued from the streets by Barnado. 'Before and after' pictures were used by Barnado to show how his homes helped children and thereby raised funds.

Her belongings are in the street because she hasn't paid the rent. I wonder where the three of them slept that night.

Her belongings are in the street because she hasn't paid the rent. I wonder where the three of them slept that night.

Workhouse for boys early 1900s

Workhouse for boys early my grandfather would have went to something similar in the George Hill 1886 to

A miserable-looking child beggar is pictured in squalid conditions while wearing no shoes, circa 1900. The image is captioned 'Cinderella'

Harrowing images of Victorian beggars capture 19th century poverty

A miserable-looking child beggar is pictured in squalid conditions while wearing no shoes, circa The image is captioned 'Cinderella' new free bitpop single, "Workdaze": on at tiny.

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