This is fascinating and heartbreaking. A book registry from a foundling hospital. Each child was registered with name and other info including a fabric swatch that the mother had a moth for so that she could pick up her child if she was ever able to.

Found on Wildmuse.net: Foundling Swatches.

By Minnie




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  1. Miquela on August 17, 2011 12:51 pm

    How heartbreaking indeed, imagining all those abandoned babies. :(

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