Maude Callen on duty. In December 1951, LIFE published one of the most extraordinary photo essays ever to appear in the magazine. In W. Eugene Smith’s pictures, the story of a tireless South Carolina nurse and midwife named Maude Callen working in the rural South in the 1950s. She served as “doctor, dietician, psychologist, bail-goer and friend” to thousands of poor (most of them desperately poor) patients — only two percent of whom were white.
Educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day in 1912. Founder of the historic Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina, Ms. Brown was also one of the invaluable suffragists who worked for black women to have the same equal rights black men and white women were fighting for in the early 20th century.
Vietnam War Medical - Nurse caring for a sick Vietnamese child at a MUST field hospital
*Late 1930's - German, Austrian and Czechoslovakian children of Jewish descent were permitted to leave their countries and families on the Kindertransport; a train bound for Britain. These children ranged in age from infant to 17 and were placed with families in Britain. Many never saw their parents again.
W. Eugene Smith's Landmark Photo Essay, 'Nurse Midwife'
W. Eugene Smith’s ‘Nurse Midwife’
President Bush being informed of the attack on the Twin Towers 9-11 #NeverForget #911 #Remembering911 9/11/2001
The healing touch of Maude Callen. The man is paralyzed and is weeping because Maude stopped by to say "hello."
+~ Vintage Photo Booth Picture ~+ Elegant African American Woman.