Kinston High School’s Little Mothers League for Better Babies

Source: Fred & Susan Brock Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #869

Kinston High School's Little Mothers League for Better Babies

Kinston High School's Little Mothers League for Better Babies

Staff Person: Jon Dembo

Description:
The image below is a reproduction of Kinston High School’s Little Mothers League for Better Babies’ group portrait (ca. 1920). It was apparently made from Sadie Stadiem’s copy of the original photograph. The name of the photographer, E. D. Sparrow, of Kinston, NC, appears in the lower right corner of the print.

On the back of the original photographic print is written the admonition: “Lest I forget” and the names of the girls and their unidentified nurse. Reading from left to right, they are:

     Amie Jordan Parham
    Betty Diamond
    Violet Mausfield
    Marjorie Hunter
    Dorothy Suggs
    Grace Wooten
    Ruby Taylor
    Carrie Mae Dunn
    Louise Tull
    Eleanor Edwards
    Mary Emma Bizzel
    Sadie Stadiem
    Louise Bland
    Gladys Worthington
    Ruby Mewbern
    Edna Tilman (Nurse)

The photograph was a gift of Fred and Susan Block, of Wilmington, NC, 4 February 2002 (Mss #869.1.a). You may access the finding aid to the Fred and Susan Block Collection at: Manuscript Collection 869.

If anyone can identify the nurse, standing at right, please contact the Special Collections Department at (252) 328-6671.

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One thought on “Kinston High School’s Little Mothers League for Better Babies

  1. Dear Hug Dress:

    Thank you for your submitting your comment regarding my Staff Pick post on the Kinston High School’s Little Mothers League for Better Babies. I appreciate it very much. I hope that you found the post interesting and useful. If you have any further information about the individuals seen in the photograph, please do send it on to me.

    Best wishes,
    Prof. Jonathan Dembo, Ph.D.
    Special Collections Curator
    Manuscripts & Rare Books Department
    J. Y. Joyner Library
    East Carolina University
    Greenville, NC 27858
    demboj@ecu.edu

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