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1854 to 1929 - Over 200,000 children left NYC on "Orphan Trains," sent to rural areas in the West and South and offered for fostering or labor. In the early 20th century the Colored Orphan Asylum (the orphanage destroyed during the NYC Draft Riots) placed some children with African-American farmers near NY. Source of this photo is not clear, but link goes to a good article. (The much larger Children's Aid Society served a few African-American by wanda

1854 to 1929 - Over children left NYC on "Orphan Trains," sent to rural areas in the West and South and offered for fostering or labor. In the early century the Colored Orphan Asylum (the orphanage destroyed during the NYC Draft Riots) placed

SSiblings | 1885  Full length group portrait of three African American children, ca 1885. Randolph L. Simpson African-American collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.   Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.iblings | 1885

Full length group portrait of three African American children, ca Randolph L. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

Civil War Brothers in Arms

Civil War Brothers in Arms

Two unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms in front of painted backdrop showing military camp scene. Photographed between 1861 and 1865 as a hand colored quarter plate tintype. at x 10 cm.

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