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Amazing Historical Photos of Nannies – 1860-1900
|October 10, 2011
Posted by Darcy Pattison
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From the Library of Congress, here are historical photos of African American women and white children they cared for. Traditionally, these women were called, “Mammy,” but today we would say they were the children’s nannies.
Young African American woman holding a baby. Photographer: Carvalho, 4 East 14th St., 2 doors from 5th Ave., New York City. Circa 1870-80.
Ada Peters Brown, aged 7 months - less 3 days / W.T.& B. Photographer: Philadelphia : Wenderoth, Taylor & Brown, 912 - 914 Chestnut Street, circa 1860 and 1870.
Mary Allen Watson, 15, June, 1866 / Disbrow & Few, Photographers, Albion, N. Y. 1866
Two children with an African American woman. circa 1861-1870.
African American woman holding a white child, circa 1855.
Christmas morning in the sunny South. African American woman holding stocking; looking at book with white girl. Circa 1897