Portrait of a midwife Rosanna Ruso at the West Florida Midwives Institute at Florida A&M College in Tallahassee, Florida.

Portrait of a midwife Rosanna Ruso at the West Florida Midwives Institute at Florida A&M College in Tallahassee, Florida.


Image Number

  • SBH0257

Year

  • ca 1933

Series Title

General Note

  • The Board initiated a midwife licensing program in 1931 to reduce infant mortality and to promote maternal and child health.
  • "Advised her patient who had a still born baby to have it buried face down to prevent a recurrence."
  • "Delivered herself of all but the first 3 of her 22 children. The day of one delivery, she picked cotton, cut out 2 dresses, made 2 chicken coops, cooked supper and --. 'Birthed her baby. Didn't feel no mis'ry, so didn't stay in bed.' Was at the fireplace next morning cooking breakfast."
  • Accompanying note: "Midwives photographs - with captions from J. Graves photo book"

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Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 5 x 3 in.

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Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Subject Corporate

Subject Meeting

Shelf Number

  • Location: 20328, B.
Portrait of a midwife Rosanna Ruso at the West Florida Midwives Institute at Florida A&M College in Tallahassee, Florida.
Portrait of a midwife Rosanna Ruso at the West Florida Midwives Institute at Florida A&M College in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Portrait of a midwife Rosanna Ruso at the West Florida Midwives Institute at Florida A&M College in Tallahassee, Florida. ca 1933. Black & white photoprint, 5 x 3 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/44711>, accessed 26 April 2019.

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Portrait of a midwife Rosanna Ruso at the West Florida Midwives Institute at Florida A&M College in Tallahassee, Florida. ca 1933. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 26 Apr. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/44711>.

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