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Photograph by
Smith, W. Eugene, American, 1918 - 1978
Subject of
Callen, Maude E., American, 1898 - 1990
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 10 1/4 × 13 3/8 in. (26 × 34 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date
1951
Caption
Incubator is made of box and whiskey bottles full of warm water. The bottles are placed at foot and sides of box, then covered with layers of cloth. This will sometimes work for as long as two or three hours.
W. Eugene, Smith “Nurse Midwife: Maude Callens Eases Pain of Birth, Life and Death.” Life, December 3, 1951, 144.
Description
A black-and-white photograph of Maude Callen pouring water into a glass bottle. On the table next to her is a lantern, more bottles and a crate with a sheet in it. Two pans are hanging on the wall. The photograph is stamped and inscribed on the back.
Topic
African American
Medicine
Midwifery
Photography
Social reform
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, purchased with funds provided by The Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation
Object number
2013.114.10
Restrictions & Rights
© W. Eugene Smith - Time and Life Pictures/Getty Images. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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