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Photograph by
Smith, W. Eugene, American, 1918 - 1978
Subject of
Callen, Maude E., American, 1898 - 1990
Jackson, Stella, American, 1924 - 1986
Jackson, Frank Lemeul, American, born 1951
Jackson, Francis, American, born 1951
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 13 5/16 × 10 7/16 in. (33.8 × 26.5 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date
1951
Caption
Healthy twins, who were delivered a day apart last year by Maude, get a quick one-over when she stops in to see them and to pump herself a drink of water. Only about 2% of her patients are white.
W. Eugene, Smith “Nurse Midwife: Maude Callens Eases Pain of Birth, Life and Death.” Life, December 3, 1951, 138.
Description
A black-and-white photograph of Maude Callen working a hand water pump and holding a tin container under the spigot. A woman holding a baby is standing next to her, watching. Another baby is sitting on the floor next to their feet. The back has marks and inscriptions on it.
Topic
African American
Children
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
2013.114.6
Restrictions & Rights
© W. Eugene Smith - Time and Life Pictures/Getty Images. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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