Hidden Lives Revealed. A virtual archive - children in care 1881-1981 * Image of handwritten text

Photographs

These photographs are organised into 12 sections. They show the sort of background many of the children came from and scenes from daily life in the homes. The last two sections have photos relating to disability and typical occupations children went to after leaving care.

The streets where they lived

The streets where they lived
Photographs of slum areas in cities and of poor children in the streets.

Waifs and strays

Waifs and strays
A set of photographs taken in Bristol in about 1890 showing children as they looked when first taken into care.

In the Society's care

In The Society's care
An assortment of photographs showing life in the homes and children in foster care.

What they wore

What they wore
Photographs showing the types of clothing worn by children and staff.

At Play

At play
Images of children with their toys, playing games, and on outings.

At School

At school
Photographs of school rooms and of children doing school work.

At Work

At work
Photographs of children working in and around the homes.

Sporting life

Sporting life
Having fun playing and taking part in sport were always important in the homes.

Pets

Pets
Formal and informal photographs that include the homes' pets.

Events

Events
Photographs taken at special events in the life of the homes and of the Society.

Disability

Illness and disability
Photographs showing how the Society cared for children who were ill, and how children with disabilities were integrated into everyday life in the homes.

Into the world

Into the world
Photographs showing people as they looked after leaving the Society's care.



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