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Not sure where to post this. I am looking for pictures of woman in labor in the early 1900-1970s where horrific labor practices were quite common (twilight labors, strapping women down and blindfolding etc.) I tried googling but came up with nothing. Anyone know of any links??
 

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Here's one, still looking...<br><a href="http://hmmbilical.blogspot.com/2007/11/twilight-sleep.html" target="_blank">http://hmmbilical.blogspot.com/2007/...ght-sleep.html</a>
 

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<a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nefrankl/pics/hoylman3.gif" target="_blank">http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ne...s/hoylman3.gif</a><br>
not exactly what you're looking for but<br><a href="http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/images/full13/9780300075977.jpg" target="_blank">http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/i...0300075977.jpg</a><br>
still looking on and off, it is hard to find anything
 

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<a href="http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42374000/jpg/_42374458_gasandair203getty.jpg" target="_blank">http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/image...ir203getty.jpg</a><br><br>
here's a slideshow <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6159909.stm" target="_blank">http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6159909.stm</a><br><br>
I'm tryin <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Depending on how serious you are about this, you might also consider contacting the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia. It's a museum of medical history and they have some amazing stuff there.
 

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I seem to remember that <i>Our Bodies, Our Selves</i> has some pictures along that line.<br><br>
ETA Photos from the Mutter Museum collection. Hard to tell if it has what you need, but maybe your library would have a copy.... <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fexec%2Fobidos%2FASIN%2F0922233241%2Fdownandoutint-20" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...wnandoutint-20</a>
 

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See the book "Birth: The surprising history of how we are born" by Tina Cassidy. She also has a blog site:<br><br><a href="http://tinacassidy.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://tinacassidy.blogspot.com/</a>
 

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Have you seen Business of Being Born? They show some old footage. They actually mention in the documentary how difficult it was to find the old images. I get the sense that hospital birth was kept very secret. I don't think the husbands knew the wives were strapped down and out of their minds.
 

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What are you using them for?
 
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