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The Search for Better Babies

“If better live stock, why not better babies?” asked a member of the Grange in the pages of Philadelphia’s Farm Journal in December of 1913. It was a natural question reflecting growing interest after 1900 in child development and concern … Continue reading

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Which Baby is the Best?

The photograph above, from the Solomon D. Butcher Collection at the Nebraska State Historical Society, depicts a group of babies and young children in Broken Bow in 1903. Although the event at which they appeared is not identified, it was … Continue reading

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