Thursday, January 15, 2009

Breastfeeding Daguerreotypes

While reading Jill Lepore's Baby Food yesterday, I was reminded of the Schlesinger Library's small collection of beautiful daguerreotypes featuring breastfeeding women and their babies (ca. 1850-1860).

There are three images, but they are quite difficult to find (the "Daguerreotypes at Harvard" homepage is a mess). To see all three, go to this page and type "breastfeeding" into the first search box. The daguerreotypes should be results 3-5 on the first page of results.

1 comment:

Purslane said...

Or just Google "breastfeeding daguerreotypes." Four good ones on the first page of results.