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Zintka Lanuni Colby

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Description: Studio portrait of Zintka Lanuni ("Lost Bird") Colby, a Lakota, who as an infant survived the Battle of Wounded Knee in 1891.
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Mrs. Albert Quentmeyer and Two Foster Children

Date: August 12 1944
Description: Mrs. Albert (Nima) Quentmeyer took in two young girls from a broken home after raising six sons, who have since grown up. Some of her sons are serving in t...
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A Daughter for Joe

Date: 1957
Description: Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and daughter Tierney. Her adoption was not completed at the time of the Senator's death on May 2, 1957.
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Edmonia Lewis, Sculptor

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Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Edmonia Lewis (1845-1890), African American Sculptor. Lewis, the first famous American sculptor of African descent, had a Chipp...
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Children in Foster Care

Date: March 21 1950
Description: Children in Foster Care. Henry and Ella Ellestad with "Sister," a 4 month old baby, their seventh foster child.
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Zintka Lanuni Colby in Indian Clothing

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Description: Studio portrait of Zintka Lanuni ("Lost Bird") Colby, a Lakota, as a young child wearing traditional Indian clothing of a fringed shirt, and pants. She is...
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Madison United Givers's Fund First Drive

Date: October 16 1950
Description: L.E. Rolefson, director of the Lutheran Welfare Society, seated, shows the Reverend E.J. Van Handel, director of the Catholic Welfare Bureau, and two Unite...
Historical Object

Application for Admission to the Soldiers' Orphans' Home

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Description: Application to admit a child to the Soldiers' Orphans' Home, at Madison, Wisconsin, who had lost their father in the Civil War.
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Professor and Mrs. Loomis Adopt Costa Rican Girls

Date: August 01 1953
Description: Michigan State Professor and Mrs. Charles Loomis with their three adopted Costa Rican daughters, Elizabeth Loomis, Vera Loomis and Laura Loomis.
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Mrs. Jack Schwartz

Date: May 05 1954
Description: Mrs. Jack Schwartz of Roxbury holding a 3-month-old baby girl on her lap. The child is one of the nearly 60 foster children that Mrs. Schwartz has cared fo...
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United Givers' Fund Red Feather Services

Date: October 15 1957
Description: Mrs. Elizabeth Siska, district supervisor with Children's Service Society, and Miss Ann Clark, a case worker, are shown with a ten-week-old baby boy to be...
Photograph

We Saw You . . . Honoring Foster Parents

Date: June 23 1959
Description: Dane County foster parents are honored during Foster Parents' Week. Approximately 200 foster parents attended the meeting in the basement of Our Lady Queen...
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We Saw You . . . Honoring Foster Parents

Date: June 23 1959
Description: Dane County foster parents are honored during the statewide observance of Foster Parents' Week. Approximately 200 foster parents attended the meeting held...
Photograph

We Saw You . . . Honoring Foster Parents

Date: June 23 1959
Description: Dane County foster parents are honored during the statewide observance of Foster Parents' Week. Approximately 200 foster parents attended the meeting held...
Photograph

We Saw You . . . Honoring Foster Parents

Date: June 23 1959
Description: Dane County foster parents are honored during the statewide observance of Foster Parents' Week. Approximately 200 foster parents attend the meeting held in...
Newspaper Article/Clipping

Orphan Train Arrival

Date: April 30 1909
Description: Newspaper clipping of prospective parents looking up at children in the windows of the orphan train. The caption reads: "The Arrival of the Babies."
Newspaper Article/Clipping

New Parents with Orphan

Date: April 30 1909
Description: Newspaper clipping titled: "The Little Darling" shows a couple holding an orphan train child as two other women look on.
Newspaper Article/Clipping

Man Holding Small Child

Date: April 30 1909
Description: Newspaper clipping of a man holding a small child in his arms who arrived on the orphan train for adoption. The caption is: "He Wins A Prize."
Photograph

Red Feather Adoption Agencies

Date: October 10 1961
Description: Clarendon and Elaine Bradley and their two adopted children; Bruce, age 4 and 6 year-old Carla. They adopted them through the Lutheran Welfare Society, a R...
Photograph

Red Feather Adoption Agencies

Date: October 10 1961
Description: Timothy and Helen Matthews with their seven month old adopted son, Timothy John. They adopted their child through the Catholic Welfare bureau, a Red Feathe...

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