“Mother and child, Little Rock, Arkansas” 1935. Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer. Library of Congress LC-USF3301-006023-M5
“Refreshments” Inuit woman sitting outside a tent, breastfeeding a baby. 1907. Gordon, Lillie N., photographer. Library of Congress LC-USZ62-135987.
“Woman in white cape, breastfeeding a baby” (Beatrice Baxter Ruyl feeding Ruth Ruyl. approx. 1905. Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland). Library of Congress LC-DIG-ppmsca-11637.
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